Allied Warships

HMS Dundee (L 84)

Sloop of the Falmouth class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassFalmouth 
PennantL 84 
Built byChatham Dockyard (Chatham, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered16 Mar 1931 
Laid down1 Dec 1931 
Launched20 Sep 1932 
Commissioned31 Mar 1933 
Lost15 Sep 1940 
Loss position56° 45'N, 14° 14'W
History

At 00.24 hours on 15 Sepember 1940 the German submarine U-48 attacked the convoy SC-3 west of Ireland and missed the British steam merchant Empire Soldier, which had been slightly damaged in a collision some time before. At 00.25, U-48 torpedoed and sank the only escort of this convoy, HMS Dundee (Capt. Oliver Maurice Fitz-Gerald Stokes, RN (retired)) in position 56º45'N, 14º14'W.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 15 Sep 1940 by U-48 (Bleichrodt).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Dundee

Commands listed for HMS Dundee (L 84)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Cecil Charles Acland Allen, RN19 Apr 193820 Feb 1940
2Capt. (retired) Oliver Maurice Fitz-Gerald Stokes, DSO, RN20 Feb 194015 Sep 1940

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Notable events involving Dundee include:


13 Jul 1940
HrMs O 15 (Lt. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN) ended her refit at Curacao. She departed for Bermuda the same day. She made the passage together with the British sloop HMS Dundee (Capt. (retired) O.M.F. Stokes, RN).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 15 during this passage see the map below.


View HrMs O 15 passage Curacao - Halifax in a larger map

O 15 was to proceed to Halifax, Canada. There she was to join a convoy for onward passage to the U.K. where she was to join the 9th Submarine Flotilla based at Dundee.

Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


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