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ROYAL NAVY LOSSES IN SOUTH ATLANTIC

3)HMS LAERTES T 137




Sister ship HMS Romeo.



 


Completed 1941


Displacement 545 tons


Beam 26 ft 


Draught 18 ft


Length 164 ft


Armament 1 12pdr AA gun, 3 20 mm AA (3x1) 


Propulsion 950 HP Reciprocating engine, 1 shaft 


Sunk 25 Jul 1942 by U-201 on pos. 06º 00”N 14º 17”W


Speed 12 kts


Complement 35


19 Dead


16 Survivors


At 23.05 hours on 25 Jul, 1942, HMS Laertes (T 137) (A/Skipper Lt P.J. Quinlan, DSC, RNR) was hit by one torpedo from U-201, exploded and sank immediately off Freetown. The commander, two officers and 16 ratings were lost. 


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