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HMS Medway 30/6/42

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:15 am
by Jordi Comas
Hi all,

British depot ship Medway was torpedoed and sunk by U-372 on 30/6/42 N of Port Said.

Among their escort the book "U-boat attack logs" mentions 8 destroyers including escort destroyer Dulverton but in history.net 1939-1945 Dulverton is not mentioned and just 7 destroyers were escorting Medway plus CL Dido and Greek depot ship Corinthia.

The question is: Was Dulverton in the escort or not?

Thank you very much
Jordi

Re: HMS Medway 30/6/42

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:45 pm
by Brian Corijn
Hi Jordi,

According to the logbook of HMS Dido for June 1942 (ADM 53/115794) she passed the boom at Alexandria around 2030 hours in company with Medway and Corinthia. They were escorted by Zulu, Sikh, Hero and Dulverton.

At 0714 hours the next moring the convoy was joined by Exmoor, Aldenham, Croome and Tetcott.

Kind regards,
Brian Corijn
Uboat.net crew

Re: HMS Medway 30/6/42

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:54 pm
by Urs Heßling
hi,
Brian Corijn wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:45 pm
Exmoor
Thanks to this piece of information, I - being an e-boat specialist - realized for the first time that there were two of them in WW II, the first being sunk on Feb 25, 1941, by the German S 30

greetings, Urs

Re: HMS Medway 30/6/42

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:19 pm
by Jordi Comas
Thank you Brian,

Regards