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Commodore Huberht Hudson, RNR.
At 0058 and 0059 [15 June 1942], U-552 attacked the convoy HG-84 about 400 miles WNW of Corunna and sank three ships, ETRIB, PELAYO and SLEMDAL. The PELAYO was the ship of the convoy commodore H.T. Hudson RNR RD. The commodore, eleven crew members, three gunners and two naval staff members were lost. The master, 24 crew members, two gunners and three naval staff members were picked up by the British rescue ship COPELAND and landed at Gourock on 20 June.
Photo: Mersea Museum - David Gallifant Collection
Image ID DGA_001
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