HMS Boadicea

DescriptionOn 13 June 1944 she was sunk while escorting a convoy of merchant ships in Convoy EBC 8 from Milford Haven, Wales in support of the Normandy invasion; only 12 of her 188 crew survived. She may have been hit by an Henschel Hs 293 glide bomb launched by a Dornier Do 217. However, official British reports attribute the sinking to a torpedo launched by a Junkers Ju 88 aircraft that hid itself in a formation of RAF Bristol Beaufighters.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost176
Ship UseMilitary
Ship UseNavy
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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