HMS Holcombe (L56)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type III) 
Pennant: L 56 
Built by: A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down: 3 Mar, 1941 
Launched: 14 Apr, 1942 
Commissioned: 17 Sep, 1942 
Complement: 168
Lost: 12 Dec, 1943 1445hours in position (37.20'N, 05.30'E). hit by a Gnat torpedo from the German submarine U-593 (Kelbling) and sank northeast of Bougie, Algeria 83 members of her crew went down with the ship. The survivors were picked up by the US destroyer USS Niblack.
History: Earlier that day, the U-boat had sunk her sistership HMS Tynedale. 


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