1942 HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214) ASW Trawler
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Navy: The Royal Navy
Type: ASW Trawler
Penant: FY 214 Commissioned: Sep, 1939 Lost: 15 Jun, 1942
History: Built in 1935. Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 448 tons. Armament: 1 4" gun.
Lent to the United Stated Navy in February 1942.
On 15 June 1942, while escorting convoy KN-109, HMS Kingston Ceylonite ran into a minefield laid off Virginia Beach on 11 June by U-701. Kingston Ceylonite sank sank in position 36.52N, 75.51W. 18 men out of a crew of 32 went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat Sunk on 15 Jun, 1942 by U-701 (Degen).
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