Allied Warships

HMS Glenarm (K 258)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 258 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered20 Jun 1941 
Laid down15 Jul 1942 
Launched8 Mar 1943 
Commissioned30 Jul 1943 
End service25 Sep 1944 

Renamed HMS Strule on 1 February 1944.

Transferred to the F.N.F.L. (Free French) on 25 September 1944 and renamed Croix de Lorraine.

Career notesTo the Free French as Croix de Lorraine

Commands listed for HMS Glenarm (K 258)

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1Lt. William Robert Boyce Noall, DSO, RNR21 Jun 194315 Mar 1944
2Cdr.(Retd.) Lewis Bernard Alexander Majendie, RN15 Mar 19447 May 1944
3A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Johnston, RNR8 May 194425 Sep 1944

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Notable events involving Glenarm include:

6 Nov 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Pictou (T/Lt. P.T. Byers, RCNR), HMS Enchantress (Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, DSC, RN) and HMS Glenarm (Lt.Cdr. W.R.B. Noall, DSO, RNR). (1)

17 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-377 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 49°39'N, 20°10'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Whinney, RN) and the British frigate HMS Glenarm (Lt.Cdr. W.R.B. Noall, DSO, RNR).


  1. ADM 173/18231

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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