HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)
Sloop of the Folkestone class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 25 / U 25|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||26 Feb 1929|
|Laid down||28 May 1929|
|Launched||14 Mar 1930|
|Commissioned||30 Jul 1930|
Sold 3 June 1949.
Commands listed for HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)
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|1||Capt. Edward Francis Bold Law, RN||6 Mar 1939||1 Sep 1939|
|2||Cdr. John Henry Ruck-Keene, RN||1 Sep 1939||8 Feb 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Michael Beach Thomas, RN||8 Feb 1940||16 Feb 1940|
|4||Cdr. Charles Thorburn Addis, RN||16 Feb 1940||3 Jul 1940|
|5||Cdr. Norman Vincent Dickinson, RN||3 Jul 1940||Feb 1941|
|6||Lt. Adrian Paul Northey, DSC, RN||Feb 1941||28 Dec 1941|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Edwin Beadnell Carnduff, RN||28 Dec 1941||10 Oct 1944|
|8||Lt. David Williams, RN||10 Oct 1944||28 Oct 1944|
|9||A/Cdr. John Neil Kelly Knight, RN||28 Oct 1944||early 1946|
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Noteable events involving Scarborough include:
19 Jun 1940
HMS Scarborough (Cdr C.T. Addis, RN) picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Baron Loudoun that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-48 west-northwest of Cape Ortegal in position 45°00'N, 11°21'W.
20 Jun 1940
HMS Scarborough (Cdr C.T. Addis, RN) picks up 16 survivors from the British merchant Otterpool that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-30 about 130 nautical miles west of Ushant in position 48°45'N, 08°13'W.
5 Apr 1941
German U-boat U-76 was sunk south of Iceland, in position 58°35'N, 20°20'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rowland, RN) and the British sloop HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. A.P. Northney, RN).
8 Feb 1943
HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) picks up 55 survivors from the British merchant Empire Mordred that is sunk west of Gibraltar in position 35°58'N, 05°59'W on a mine laid on 1 / 2 February 1943 by German U-boat U-118.
13 Mar 1943
HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) picks up 69 survivors from the British merchant Clan Alpine that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-107 190 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre in position 42°45'N, 13°31'W. The Clan Alpine was finally sunk by depth charges from HMS Scarborough.