Allied Warships

HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)

Sloop of the Folkestone class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassFolkestone 
PennantL 25 / U 25 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered26 Feb 1929 
Laid down28 May 1929 
Launched14 Mar 1930 
Commissioned30 Jul 1930 
End service 
History

Sold 3 June 1949.

 

Commands listed for HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Edward Francis Bold Law, RN6 Mar 19391 Sep 1939
2Cdr. John Henry Ruck-Keene, RN1 Sep 19398 Feb 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Michael Beach Thomas, RN8 Feb 194016 Feb 1940
4Cdr. Charles Thorburn Addis, RN16 Feb 19403 Jul 1940
5Cdr. Norman Vincent Dickinson, RN3 Jul 1940Feb 1941
6Lt. Adrian Paul Northey, DSC, RNFeb 194128 Dec 1941
7Lt.Cdr. Edwin Beadnell Carnduff, RN28 Dec 194110 Oct 1944
8Lt. David Williams, RN10 Oct 194428 Oct 1944
9A/Cdr. John Neil Kelly Knight, RN28 Oct 1944early 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.


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