HMS Blean (L47)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type III) 
Pennant: L 47 
Built by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down: 22 Feb, 1941 
Launched: 15 Jan, 1942 
Commissioned: 23 Aug, 1942 
Complement: 168
Lost: 11 December, 1942 in position  (36.00.00N 001.50.00W) Pos. Approx. Western Med. 60 miles west of Oran, Algeria sunk by 2 torpedoes from German U.443. (Lt. von Puttkamer)            89 members of her crew went down with the ship. 

   ( In Memory )


German U-443 .Sunk 23 Feb, 1943 in the Mediterranean near Algiers, in position (36.55N, 02.25E), by depth charges from the British escort destroyers HMS Bicester, HMS Lamerton and HMS Wheatland. 48 dead (all hands lost).

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