Allied Warships

HMS Tynwald

Anti-Aircraft ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeAnti-Aircraft ship
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched16 Dec 1936 
Commissioned1 Oct 1941 
Lost12 Nov 1942 
History

Completed in June 1937. Displacement: 2376 GRT Armamant: 6 4" AA guns (3x2), 8 2pdr AA (2x4)

In the early morning of 12 November, HMS Tynwald (Capt. (retired) Philip George Wodehouse, DSO, RN) was at short notice, ready to sail from 0445 hrs onwards, in the expectation of an Axis air raid at dawn. She was anchored next to monitor HMS Roberts.
A scant 30' later she was hit by 2 torpedoes fired by Italian submarine Argo (Lt. Pasquale Gigli), which had penetrated the roads. Tynwald settled rapidly in 7 metres of water with 10 dead, survivors were rescued by Roberts and corvette HMS Samphire.

 

Commands listed for HMS Tynwald

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Capt. (retired) Frederic Thornton Peters, DSO, DSC, RN1 Aug 194124 Aug 1942
2Capt. (retired) Philip George Wodehouse, DSO, RN24 Aug 194211 Nov 1942

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