HMS Birdlip (T 218)
British A/S trawler
|Name||HMS Birdlip (T 218)|
|Type:||A/S trawler (Hill)|
|Completed||1941 - Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd, Beverley|
|Date of attack||14 Jun 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-547 (Heinrich Niemeyer)|
|Position||5° 00'N, 9° 00'W - Grid EU 4989|
|Complement||53 (37 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Takoradi - Freetown|
|History||Completed in December 1941 |
|Notes on event|
On 14 June 1944, U-547 attacked a small convoy, consisting of the Saint Basile and the three A/S trawlers HMS Birdlip (T 218), HMS Turcoman (FY 130) and HMS Inkpen (T 225) off Greenville, Libera and sank HMS Birdlip (T 218) (T/Lt I.B.E. Humphrey, RNVR) at 01.36 hours with a Gnat and at 02.56 hours the merchant.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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