up the convoy, but around noon she broke down again. Helpless, she was hit by
one torpedo from U-432 and a few minutes later by a second and sank almost
immediately. The captain, 7 officers, 136 ratings and 39 survivors were lost.
Aconit returned to the scene and with depth-charges, gunfire and ramming sank
U-432. During the day, the French corvette picked up four survivors from U-444,
20 survivors from U-432 and 60 survivors from Harvester, including 12
survivors from the William C. Georgas.
Bombed and sunk by Japanese naval aircraft on 9th April 1942, east of Ceylon,
along with the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, Australian destroyer Vampire and
HMS Aster Survived WW2. Sold and scrapped at Bo'ness starting on 29
HMS Danae Served in China during 1939-41, followed by the Eastern fleet from 1942-44
and ending with the home fleet from 1944-45
Broken up 1948.
Bombed off Algiers in November 1942, repaired and recommissioned. HMS
Cowdray was allocated to the Royal Hellenic Navy as Admiral Hastings from
March 1944 until June 1944. Then returned to UK.
Broken up at Gateshead 3rd September 1959.
L. A. Harris Medals
Long Service & Good Conduct
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