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12)TURCOMAN (CORVETTE)



Photo. www. theflowerclasscorvetteforums.yuku.com    Sister ship HMS Northern Spray



Completed: 1939


Displacement: 455 tons


Length: 138 ft


Beam: 23 ft


Draught: 13 ft


Propulsion: 3-cylinder triple-expansion steam engine, 1 screw


Armament: 2 × 12 pounder guns AA


Complement: 30


HMS Turcoman was deployed along with several Armed trawlers at Freetown to provide escort and convoy protection. When sailing in convoy consisting of Saint Basile and two A/S trawlers HMS Birdlip (T 218), HMS Turcoman  off Greenville, Liberia they were attacked by U-547 which sank HMS Birdlip (T 218)  at 01.36 hours with a Gnat and at 02.56 hours the merchant Saint Basile.


 

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