Ships hit by U-boats

HMS Abelia (K 184)

British Corvette

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-7312

NameHMS Abelia (K 184)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage925 tons
Completed1941 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerThe Admiralty 
Date of attack9 Jan 1944Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by unknown
Position50° 00'N, 18° 00'W - Grid BE 25
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).

Completed in February 1941

1947 decommissioned and 1948 converted to the steam merchant Kraft. 1954 renamed Arne Skontorp. Broken up in December 1966 at Grimstad, Norway.

Notes on event

On 9 Jan 1944, HMS Abelia (K 184) (Lt O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) lost her rudder after being hit by a U-boat torpedo. It is not known which U-boat fired the torpedo. The convoy OS-64 had been shadowed by U-757 (Deetz) which was lost on 8 January and by U-731 (Keller) which was attacked by an escort vessel on 10 January and was lucky to escape.

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