Allied Warships

HMS Picotee (K 63)

Corvette of the Flower class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-4594

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 63 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Mar 1940 
Launched19 Jul 1940 
Commissioned5 Sep 1940 
Lost12 Aug 1941 
Loss position62° 00'N, 16° 01'W

HMS Picotee (Lt. Ronald Arthur Harrison, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 62º00'N, 16º01'W by U-568 during the night of 11 / 12 August 1941 while escorting convoy ONS-4. She was hit by one torpedo and sank almost immediately. There were no survivors.

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Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 12 Aug 1941 by U-568 (Preuss).

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

Commands listed for HMS Picotee (K 63)

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1S.Lt. Ronald Arthur Harrison, RNRAug 194012 Aug 1941 (+)

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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