Allied Warships

HMS Hythe (J 194)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-14021

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 194 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down20 Jul 1940 
Launched4 Sep 1941 
Commissioned5 Mar 1942 
Lost11 Oct 1943 
Loss position37° 04'N, 5° 00'E

At 01.09 hours on 11 October 1943 HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. Leslie Beara Miller, RN) was torpedoed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria in position 37º04'N, 05º00'E by the German submarine U-371.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 11 Oct 1943 by U-371 (Mehl).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Hythe
Former nameHMS Banff

Commands listed for HMS Hythe (J 194)

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1Lt. Leslie Beara Miller, RN1 Feb 194211 Oct 1943 (+)

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Notable events involving Hythe include:

1 Aug 1942
In the morning, HMS Clyde (Lt. R.S. Brookes, DSC, RN), departed Malta for Gibraltar.

She was swept out by HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN). (1)

26 Sep 1942
HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Malta for her 4th war patrol (also 4th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Adriatic.

Before proceeding on patrol practice attacks were made on HMS Hythe (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Miller, RN).

No daily positions are known for this period so no map can be displayed. (2)

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
($ 44.27)
(£ 45.00)


  1. ADM 173/17186
  2. ADM 199/1839

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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