HMS Tay (K 232)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||11 Feb 1941|
|Laid down||10 Sep 1941|
|Launched||18 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||5 Aug 1942|
Scrapped on 28 September 1956.
Commands listed for HMS Tay (K 232)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Robert Evan Sherwood, RNR||8 May 1942||25 Jun 1945|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Atkinson, DSC, RNR||25 Jun 1945||1 Apr 1946|
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Noteable events involving Tay include:
5 May 1943
HMS Tay (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR) picks up 92 survivors from the British merchant Gharinda that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-266 south of Cape Farewell in position 53°10'N, 44°40'W.
5 May 1943
The British merchant Selvistan is torpedoed and sunk south of Cape Farewell in position 53°10'N, 44°40'W by German U-boat U-266. HMS Tay (Lt.Cdr R.E. Sherwood, RNR) later picks up 40 survivors.
HMS Tay also picks up 12 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Bonde that is also torpedoed and sunk south of Cape Farewell in position 53°28'N, 44°20'W by German U-boat U-266.
6 May 1943
HMS Tay was part of convoy ONS-5 escort. Her Commander, Robert Sherwood, RNR, was given (from Cdr. Gretton, in destroyer HMS Duncan) the duty of Senior Officer Escort of the convoy, on May 3rd. Three days later, the corvette HMS Snowflake found U-125 just 100 meters away, badly damaged. The submarine's crew scuttled the boat, and another corvette, HMS Sunflower, turned up. When they were about to rescue the Germans, a regrettable order came from Sherwood: "Not approved to pick up survivors". So both corvettes made off, letting the entire crew of the submarine to perish in the cold waters.