Allied Warships

HMS Leicester City (FY 223)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 223 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched24 Nov 1934 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in December 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 19 September 1939.
Displacement: 422 tons.

Returned to her owner in March 1946.
Wrecked off Breibuster Head, Hoy Sound on 22 Marh 1953.

 

Commands listed for HMS Leicester City (FY 223)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. William Alexander Cormack, RNR24 Nov 193918 Mar 1940
2T/Lt. Albert Richard Cornish, RNR18 Mar 1940Feb 1941
3Lt. (retired) Robert Fletcher Turnbull, RNRFeb 19411 May 1941
4Lt. Francis Arthur Everett, RNR1 May 194110 Mar 1942
5T/Lt. Charles Edgar Irving, RNVR10 Mar 194222 Mar 1943
6Lt. Trevor Walton Lewis, DSC, RANVR22 Mar 19431 Jun 1943
7T/Lt. Charles Edgar Irving, RNVR1 Jun 194329 Oct 1944
8T/Lt. John Wells, RNVR29 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Leicester City include:


4 May 1940
HMS Leicester City (T/Lt. A.R. Cornish, RNR) picks up 40 survivors from the British tanker San Tiburcio that was sunk 4 nautical miles south-east of Tarbett Ness, Moray Firth in position 57°46'N, 03°45'W after hitting a mine laid on 10 February 1940 by German U-boat U-9.

7 May 1945
HMS Valse (T/Lt. B.H.S. Arendt, RNVR) and HMS Leicester City together pick up 19 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Sneland I that was torpedoed and sunk near May Island in the Firth of Forth in position 56°10'N, 02°31'W by German U-boat U-2336.


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