HMS Croome (L62)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Escort destroyer
Class: Hunt (Type II) 
Pennant: L 62 
Built by: A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down: 7 Jun, 1940 
Launched: 30 Jan, 1941 
Commissioned: 29 Jun, 1941 
End service:  13 August 1957
History: Scrapped at Briton Ferry, Wales on 13 August 1957. 
  9 Aug, 1941
The Italian submarine Maggiore Baracca was rammed and sunk in the North Atlantic, north east of the Azores, in position 40.15N, 20.55W by the British escort destroyer HMS Croome (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Hayes, RN).

4 Aug, 1942
The German submarine U-372 was sunk in the Mediterranean south-west of Haifa, in position 32.28N, 34.37E, by depth charges from the British destroyers HMS Sikh and HMS Zulu and the British escort destroyers HMS Croome and HMS Tetcott and by depth charges from a British Wellington aircraft (221 Sqdn.).

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