HMS Plym (K 271)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||24 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1942|
|Launched||4 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||16 May 1943|
Expended (vapourised) on 3 October 1952 in the first British atomic-bomb test at Trimouille Island, Monte Bello, Australia.
Commands listed for HMS Plym (K 271)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Foxall, RNR||15 Mar 1943||Aug 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Stevenson Miller, DSC, RNR||Aug 1945||Mar 1946|
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Noteable events involving Plym include:
9 Oct 1943
On 9 October 1943, convoy WS-33 arrived in South Africa from the UK with reinforcements for service in Burma, the convoy consisted of 4 ships. The British frigates HMS Bann, HMS Plym, HMS Teviot and HMS Trent were responsible for providing the Anti-Submarine escort on the last leg of the passage.