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1942 HMS Kingston Ceylonite (FY 214) ASW Trawler

Please see 1942 HMT Bedfordshire and Ocracoke Island and Speech at the cemetery made in 2004
HMS Kingston Ceylonite dead are buried in Virginia Beach as is another from HMT Bedofrdshire.

More references to HMS Kingston Ceylonite with a search in www.google.com but I was sorry to see that this site was only found in google cache  so I have captured the details here - original URL http://uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/6368.html.

Navy: The Royal Navy 
Type: ASW Trawler 
Class: 
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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