Friday, 3 March 2017

British sloop HMS Bittern added to the 1st anti submarine warfare flotilla according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1938 no. 5

An item referred to the magazine Schiffbau reporting that the British escort vessel HMS Bittern with a displacement of 1.190 tons, 18,75 knots speed and an armament of 3x2-10,2cm guns was to be added to the 1st anti submarine warfare flotilla.(1)

1. Laid down by J. Samuel White, Cowes, Isle of Wight on 27 August 1936, launched on 14 July 1937, commissioned on 15 March 1938 and heavily damaged by German bombers was she by a torpedo from HMS Janus sunk on 30 April 1940. Pennant K07. Of the Bittern-class sloops.