HMS Picotee (K63) HMS Picotee in July 1941 Career (United Kingdom) Name: HMS Picotee Builder: Harland and Wolff Laid down: 21 March 1940 Launched: 19 July 1940 Commissioned: 5 September 1940 Identification: Pennant number: K63 Fate: Sunk 12 August 1941 by U-568 General characteristics Class and type: Flower-class corvette Complement: 66 HMS Picotee was a Flower-class corvette that served in the Royal Navy. She was built at Harland and Wolff and completed on 5 September 1940. Under the command of Lieutenant R.A. Harrison, she was tasked to convoy escort operations in the North Atlantic. She was torpedoed and sunk on the morning of 12 August 1941 by the German submarine U-568. There were no survivors. There will be a 70th Anniversary memorial service on Saturday 13 August 2011. See website for details. [edit]
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