HMS Leicester City (FY 223)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||24 Nov 1934|
Completed in December 1934.
Returned to her owner in March 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Leicester City (FY 223)
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|1||Skr. William Alexander Cormack, RNR||24 Nov 1939||18 Mar 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Albert Richard Cornish, RNR||18 Mar 1940||Feb 1941|
|3||Lt. (retired) Robert Fletcher Turnbull, RNR||Feb 1941||1 May 1941|
|4||Lt. Francis Arthur Everett, RNR||1 May 1941||10 Mar 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Charles Edgar Irving, RNVR||10 Mar 1942||22 Mar 1943|
|6||Lt. Trevor Walton Lewis, DSC, RANVR||22 Mar 1943||1 Jun 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Charles Edgar Irving, RNVR||1 Jun 1943||29 Oct 1944|
|8||T/Lt. John Wells, RNVR||29 Oct 1944|
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Noteable 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.