HMS Grimsby

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Jordi Comas
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HMS Grimsby

Post by Jordi Comas » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:05 am

Hi,

Sloop Grimsby was sunk by Italian and German Stukas 25/5/41 near Tobruk escorting tanker Helka, also sunk, along with whaler Southern Maid.
Do you know time of both attacks and sinking?

Thank you again
Jordi
phil morgan
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Re: HMS Grimsby

Post by phil morgan » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:46 pm

Greetings Jordi
There seems to be little detail from UK sources, Wrecksite gives some information about both ships, indicating that one ship was sunk earlier and the other later in the day. Have a look.

Good hunting

Phil
David H
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Re: HMS Grimsby

Post by David H » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:53 pm

The group was initially attacked at 12.35 by several JU.88 aircraft but which failed to score any hits.

Second attack at approx. 16.00hrs by numerous aircraft. This resulted in the sinking of the Helka and Grimbsy.

Southern Maid picked up survivors from both ships and reached Mersa Matruh
Jordi Comas
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Re: HMS Grimsby

Post by Jordi Comas » Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:33 am

Thank you guys!

Regards
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