HMS Grove (L77)

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same type as above name unknown

Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type II) 
Pennant: L 77 
Builtby     Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)
Laiddown: 28 Aug, 1940 
Launched: 29 May, 1941 
Commissioned: 5 Feb, 1942 
Complement: 168

12 June 1942 at 0537hours (Cdr. J. W. Rylands, RN.)  hit by two torpedoes from German U-77 (Schonder).and sunk north of Sollum, Egypt in position (32.05'N, 25.30'E.)Two officers and 108 ratings were lost, there were 60 survivors. The destroyer had been part of the eastern convoy MW-11 under Rear Admiral P.J. Vian during the Operation Vigorous, a supply convoy to Malta. 




On 27 March 1942 the German submarine U-587 was sunk in position (c47.21N, 21.39W) by depth charges by the British escort destroyers HMS Grove and HMS Aldenham and the British destroyers HMS Volunteer and HMS Leamington of the 2nd Escort Group, escorting the troop convoy WS-17. The u-boat was found after a HF/DF fix by the British destroyer HMS Keppel.

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