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ROYAL NAVY LOSSES IN SOUTH ATLANTIC

4)HMS ORFASY T 204




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Completed 1942


Displacement  545 tons


Length 164 ft


Beam 27, 8 ft


Draught 11 ft


Propulsion 1 triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp (634 kW


Speed 14 kts Max


Complement 40


Armament One 12-pounder gun and three or four 20 mm Oerlikon AA guns with 30 depth charges


Sunk 21/Oct/43 by U-68 when enroute from Lagos for Freetown on pos. 05º58”N 11º30”W.


40 Dead


No survivors


During the night on 21 Oct, 1943, the SS Litiopa heard twice that depth charges were dropped by her sole escort, HMS Orfasy (T 204) (Lt Skipper G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), but then a heavy explosion nearby shook the tanker. At 23.53 hours, the trawler had been hit by one torpedo from U-68, exploded and sank with all hands about 185 miles southeast of Freetown. The U-boat later sunk the tanker with gunfire after missing with several torpedoes.


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