HMS Rochester

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Sold 1951


HMS Rochester, built by Chatham Dockyard, launched 16/7/1931. Sold for breaking up, 6/1/1951.

19 Oct, 1941
The German submarine U-204 was sunk near Tangier, in position 3546'N, 0602'W, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Mallow (Cdr. W.B. Piggot, OBE, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Rochester (Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN).

6 Feb, 1942
The German submarine U-82 was sunk north of the Azores, in position 4410'N, 2352'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Rochester and the corvette HMS Tamarisk.

31 Jul, 1942
The German submarine U-213 was sunk in the North Atlantic east of the Azores, in position 3645'N, 2250'W by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. E.D.J. Abbot, RN), HMS Rochester (Cdr. C.B. Allen, RN) and HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, RNR).

15 Jul, 1943
The German submarine U-135 was sunk in the Atlantic, in position 2820'N, 1317'W, by the British sloop HMS Rochester and the British corvettes HMS Mignonette and HMS Balsam and an American Catalina aircraft (VP-92).

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