HMS Grove (L77)
|Builder:||Swan Hunter, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom|
|Laid down:||28 August 1940|
|Launched:||29 May 1941|
|Commissioned:||5 February 1942|
|Fate:||Torpedoed on 12 June 1942|
|Badge:||On a Field per fess wavy Red and Blue within a spur rowel upwards White, an escallop Gold|
|Class and type:||Type II Hunt-class destroyer|
|Length:||279 ft 10 in (85.29 m) o/a|
|Beam:||31 ft 6 in (9.60 m)|
|Draught:||8 ft 3 in (2.51 m)|
|Range:||3,600 nmi (6,700 km) at 14 kn (26 km/h)|
Grove, along with other ships of the 2nd Escort Group, namely Aldenham, Volunteer and Leamington, had sunk the German submarine U-587. This followed a 'Huff Duff' (High frequency Direction finding) interception.
While escorting convoy MW-11, Grove was hit by two torpedoes fired by U-77 on 12 June 1942. The ship sank with the loss of 110 men. The destroyer Tetcott rescued 79 survivors. She had been returning to Alexandria from Tobruk, having run aground at Tobruk, damaging the port propeller shaft and the screw itself; her speed had been reduced to 8.5 knots (15.7 km/h; 9.8 mph).
- Guðmundur Helgason. "HMS Grove (L 77)". Uboat.net. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
- Lt Cdr Geoffrey B Mason. "HMS GROVE - Type II, Hunt-class Escort Destroyer". Service Histories of Royal Navy Warships in World War 2. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
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