HMS Trinidad casualties

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Jordi Comas
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HMS Trinidad casualties

Post by Jordi Comas » Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:54 pm

Hi all,

I'm trying to know number of casualties on board HMS Trinidad sunk by Ju-88 bombers in the Arctic 15 May 1942.

On 29 March 1942 the ship had 32 killed after being hit by one of her own torpedos and german gunfire from German destroyers in a sea battle. Is this right?

On 15 May 1942 was sunk by German bombers in the Arctic.

According to my notes (but I'm not sure) there were:

43 crew killed
20 crew from Edinburgh as passengers killed
Unknown number of merchantmen killed.

Is this ok? Any more accurate details?

Thank you very much
Jordi
Urs Heßling
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Re: HMS Trinidad casualties

Post by Urs Heßling » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:14 pm

hi,
Jordi Comas wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:54 pm
On 15 May 1942 was sunk by German bombers in the Arctic.
As far as I remember, she was severely damaged by Ju 88`s on May, 14, and scuttled by MATCHLESS the next day

greetings, Urs
Jordi Comas
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Re: HMS Trinidad casualties

Post by Jordi Comas » Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:56 am

Yes Urs,

I've found the following casualties on board CL Trinidad 14/5/42:

59 killed on Trinidad
27 killed from Edinburgh
19 killed from Botavon

Regards
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