HMS Birmingham (19)
British Light cruiser
|Name||HMS Birmingham (19)|
|Type:||Light cruiser (Southampton)|
|Completed||1937 - Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth|
|Date of attack||28 Nov 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-407 (Ernst-Ulrich Brüller)|
|Position||33° 05'N, 21° 43'E - Grid CO 54|
|Complement||? men (27 dead and ? survivors).|
|History||Completed in November 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.17 hours on 28 Nov 1943, HMS Birmingham (19) (Capt H.W. Williams, RN) was torpedoed and very seriously damaged by U-407 off the coast of Cyrenaica. The cruiser managed to reach Alexandria, where temporary repairs were carried out. In June 1944, she sailed to the USA for permanent repairs and returned to service in November 1944.
|On board||We have details of 31 people who were on board.|
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