HMS St. Elstan (FY 240)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||23 Sep 1937|
Completed on 16 November 1937.
Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Commands listed for HMS St. Elstan (FY 240)
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|1||Skr. Charles Alfred Grimmer, RNR||29 Oct 1939||13 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt. John Parker Stewart, RNR||13 Mar 1940||19 Nov 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Graham Butcher, RNVR||19 Nov 1940||8 May 1942|
|4||Lt. Roland Maurice Roberts, RNR||8 May 1942||Sep 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Frederick John Robb Storey, RNVR||Sep 1943||1 Aug 1944|
|6||T/S.Lt. William Kitchen, RNVR||1 Aug 1944|
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Noteable events involving St. Elstan include:
5 Mar 1943
HMS St. Elstan (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR) picks up 11 survivors from the American merchant Executive that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 72°44'N, 11°27'E.
12 Mar 1943
HMS St. Elstan (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR) picks up the sole survivor from the American merchant Puerto Rican that was torpedoed and sunk on 9 March 1943 by German U-boat U-586 about 100 nautical miles north-east of Iceland in position 66°44'N, 10°41'W.