HMS Quail (G45)

Casualty List

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Q Class
Pennant: G 45 
Built by: Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down: 30 Sep, 1940 
Launched: 1 Jun, 1942 
Commissioned: 7 Jan, 1943 
Complement: 176
Lost: 18 Jun, 1944 Damaged by a mines laid by U-453 (Lt.Cdr. Frhr.v.Schlippenbach), sank while on tow from Bari to Taranto, Italy. 
History: 5 Jun, 2002
 An Italian diver team, led by Claudia Serpieri, found the wreck of HMS Quail and filmed it. The ship lies at a depth of 90 meters. All the checkings made thereafter matched with HMS Quail.

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