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Destroyer HMS Mahratta G23.

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In Memory of HMS Mahratta G23.

 

I would like to thank everyone that has helped me build up this site, lets hope more crew member photo's will come forward next year.

Please contact me at hoare63@yahoo.co.uk  if you wish me to add any information that is missing or you have a photo of one of the crew members. Please state HMS Mahratta in subject.

In Memory of David Lewis Morgan, D/KX528819. (Stoker 2nd Class), and all the crew of HMS Mahratta.

David Lewis Morgan D/KX 518819. Stoker 2nd Class, went to HMS Duke on the 22-6-1943 to 31-8-1943, he then went to HMS Drake on the 1-9-1943 to 11-10-1943 and then went on board HMS Mahratta on the 12-10-1943, the Destroyer sunk on 25-2-1944.

The Destroyer sunk at position 71,12N. 13.30E, Only 16 of the crew survived out of the 236 on board.

Convoy JW-57 was attacked on the 25th February 1944, off Norway.

The Destroyer HMS Mahratta, was sunk by U-956.

HMS Mahratta was hit and blew up at 2215. HMS Mahratta may have been hit by a T5 from U-956, whose firing time was 0007 German Summer time, which translates into 2207 GMT.

(U-990 fired a T5 Gant at 2055 German Summer time, which is 1855 GMT, that works out almost 4 hours off the time).

Laid Down; 18th August 1941.  

Launched; 28th July 1942.  

Completed; 8th April 1943.

Lenght; 362ft.   Beam; 37ft.   Drought; 10ft.   Displacement; 1920 tons.

Main Armament;  

Six 4.7in power operated gun,  Four 21in torpedo tubes. 

One 4in AA gun,  Four 2 pdr pom-poms,  Ten 20mm oerlikons.

30 depth charges.

Machinery; Geared turbines on two shafts, 48000shp,    Max speed of 36 knots.

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Nationality; British.   Type; Destroyer. G23

Duites;   

Operation;

FJ, 2-6-1943.   FH, 8-6-1943.   Camera, 7-7-1943.   SF, 30-7-1943.   Governor, 26-7-1943.  

Lorry or Lozry, 26-8-1943. 

 

Sailed on Convoys;    

FR, 20-10-1943 - 28-10-1943.

RA-54A, 1-11-1943 - 14-11-1943.

JW-54A, 15-11-1943 - 24-11-1943.

RA-54B, 26-11-1943 - 9-12-1943.

JW-56B, 22-1-1944 - 1-2-1944.

RA-56, 3-2-1944 - 11-2-1944.

JW-57, 20-2-1944 - 28-2-1944.

There was 17 survivors, were picked up by HMS Impulsive, but 1 sailor died shortly afterwards and was buried at sea.