HMS Veteran (D 72)
|Name||HMS Veteran (D 72)|
|Type:||Destroyer (Admiralty V&W)|
|Completed||1919 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank|
|Date of attack||26 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)|
|Position||54° 34'N, 25° 44'W - Grid AL 5472|
|Complement||235 officers and men (235 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||St. John’s (21 Sep) – Liverpool|
|History||Completed in November 1919 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.36 hours on 26 Sep 1942, U-404 fired a spread of three torpedoes at a destroyer near convoy RB-1 and heard two detonations on the vessel and a third later and thought that they had hit another ship in convoy. However, HMS Veteran (D 72) (LtCdr T.H. Garwood, RN) was apparently hit by two torpedoes and sank immediately with all hands. The commander, eight officers and 150 ratings were lost. The destroyer had picked up 47 survivors from Boston, 28 survivors from New York and the chief officer of the British steam merchant New Bedford.
|On board||We have details of 163 people who were on board.|
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