HMS Amethyst, During World War II, Amethyst was deployed mostly on anti-submarine patrols and escort duties. On 20 February 1945 she attacked and sank the U-boat U-1276 with depth charges. U-1276 had just sunk HMS Vervain, a Flower-class corvette. The action took place in the North Atlantic, south of Waterford and resulted in the loss of all 49 of the U-boat's crew.

HMS Amethyst - 20 Feb 1945 German U-boat was sunk in the North Atlantic south of Waterford in position by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Amethyst (Lt.

HMS 'Amethyst' about to come alongside the quay at Hong Kong Naval Dockyard - 10 August 1949

HMS 'Amethyst' about to come alongside the quay at Hong Kong Naval Dockyard - 10 August "Have rejoined the fleet off Woosung.God save the King.

HMS Amethyst (F-116) modified Black Swan-class sloop arriving at Devonport after the Yangtze Incident!

HMS Amethyst modified Black Swan-class sloop arriving at Devonport after the Yangtze Incident!

HMS Amethyst

WWII anti-submarine sloop which ran into an international incident on the Yangtse river, China, in Subsequently starred in the film made about this episode called "The Yangtse Incident" Not my photo

MaritimeQuest - HMS Amethyst U-16 / F-116, 1946

MaritimeQuest - HMS Amethyst U-16 / F-116, 1946

HMS Amethyst just before the Yangtze Incident

HMS Amethyst just before the Yangtze Incident

HMS Amethyst (cutaway)

HMS Amethyst (cutaway) - remember the "Yangtse Incident" ?

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