HMS Broadwater (H81)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Town 
Pennant: H 81 
Built by: Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 10 Jul, 1918 
Launched: 8 Mar, 1919 
Complement: 146
Commissioned: 9 Oct, 1940 

18 Oct, 1941 (57-00'N, 19-00'W) North Atlantic, west of Ireland by 1 torpedo from German U.101 (Lt. Cdr. Mengersen). during the night of 17/18 Oct.

History: On 15 October 1940 HMS Broadwater departed Halifax for the British Isles, via St. John\'s, Newfoundland, arriving in the Clyde River, Scotland, the 26th for service with the 11th Escort Group, Western Approaches Command. During the early part of 1941 the indispensable destroyer escorted convoys, carrying troops and military supplies, around the Cape of Good Hope to the Middle East. She spent May and June at Southampton, England.

Assigned to the Newfoundland Escort Force in July, the ship patrolled the North Atlantic and guarded convoys against the German submarine wolfpacks into the autumn of that year. Early in the morning of 17 October she attacked a U-boat, one of a pack assaulting the convoy SC-48 some 400 miles south of Iceland. Twenty four hours later she herself fell victim to a torpedo from German U-101 (Mengersen). and sank at 13;40 the same day.  

Former name: USS Mason (DD 191)

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