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HMS VETERAN I72 / D72

HMS VETERAN

 

Laid Down: 30 Aug 1918

Launched: 26 Aug 1919

Commissioned: 13 Nov 1919

Paid off: 26 Sep 1942

 

This page is not meant to be a comprehensive history of HMS VETERAN., but a record of sailors of the ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY who served in her, photos they took and stories they may have shared with their families.

 

On 23 September 1942, Convoy RB1 was sighted by U-380 and U-boat Group Blitz was ordered to attack. Groups Vorwarts and Pfiel were also directed against RB1. On the 25th the SS Boston and SS New York were sunk and the convoy scattered. On 26 September the convoy was ordered to reform and HMS Veteran came across the survivors of the SS New York. While she was picking up some of the survivors HMS Veteran was hit by two torpedoes from U-404. HMS Veteran sank quickly in position 54.51N 23.04W south of Iceland after an explosion. All hands, as well as a number of survivors from the SS New York were lost

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

CORRIGAN, Francis Owen

Supply PO, 40595, RCN

MPK - 26 Sep 1942

 

 

 

 

 

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