HMS Shoreham (L 32 / U 32)
Sloop of the Shoreham class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 32 / U 32|
|Built by||Chatham Dockyard (Chatham, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||23 Sep 1929|
|Laid down||19 Dec 1929|
|Launched||22 Nov 1930|
|Commissioned||2 Nov 1931|
Sold 4 October 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Shoreham (L 32 / U 32)
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|1||Capt. Cosmo Moray Graham, RN||7 Apr 1939||ca.Apr 40|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Francis Duppa Miller, RN||ca.Apr 40||23 Jul 1940|
|3||Cdr. Gilbert Palmer Claridge, RN||23 Jul 1940||Dec 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Eric Hewitt, RD, RNR||Dec 1941||Dec 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Leslie Mansfield Carter, RNR||Dec 1943||24 Nov 1944|
|6||Lt. Richard Joseph Tadhunter, RNR||24 Nov 1944||11 Jan 1946|
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Noteable events involving Shoreham include:
23 Jun 1940
The Italian submarine Torricelli was forced to the surface and sunk off Perim in gun-battle by the British destroyers HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN), HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN), HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN) and the British sloop HMS Shoreham (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Miller, RN).
Shoreham was damaged by gunfire during this action. Repairs were made at Aden.