HMS Monkshood (K 207)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Ordered||28 Jun 1940|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940|
|Launched||17 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||31 Jul 1941|
Sold in 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Monkshood (K 207)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. James Edward Rickards Wilford, RNR||27 May 1941||mid 1942|
|2||Lt. Geoffrey William McGuiness, RNR||mid 1942||18 Sep 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Oswald Richard Dudley Stephen, SANF(V)||18 Sep 1944||Jun 1945|
|4||Lt. Frederick Howard Layte, RNR||Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Monkshood include:
15 Jul 1944
The British merchant Tanda is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-181 northwest of Mangalore in the Arabian Sea in position 13°22'N, 74°09'E. HMIS Bihar (T/Lt. W.L. Deeble, DSC, RINR) and HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuinness, RNR) together pick up 197 survivors.