HMS Whimbrel (U 29)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||8 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1941|
|Launched||25 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||13 Jan 1943|
Sold to the Egyptian Navy November 1949 and renamed Farouq.
As of January 2004 this vessel is currently in an Eygptian dry dock and it's future is being negotiated with British authorities in the hope it may be returned to England and restored as a museum.
Commands listed for HMS Whimbrel (U 29)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Josselyn Moore, DSC, RNR||2 Dec 1942||20 Apr 1944|
|2||Cdr. Eric Hewitt, RD, RNR||20 Apr 1944||23 Nov 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Norman Robins Murch, RN||23 Nov 1944||mid 1946|
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Noteable events involving Whimbrel include:
2 Sep 1945
HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN) was present at the official surrender of the Imperial Japanese Forces in Tokyo Bay.