Allied Warships


ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byFramnæs mekaniske Værksted (Sandefjord, Norway) 
Laid down 
CommissionedApr 1941 
Lost3 Jun 1942 
Loss position32° 06'N, 24° 12'E

Completed in September 1936.
Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskap Kosmos A/S (Anders Jahre), Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in October 1940.
Displacement: 307 tons.

Kos XIX was renamed Cocker in September 1941.

HMS Cocker (T/Lt. D.H. Crampton, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk east of Tobruk in position 32º06'N, 24º12'E by the German motor torpedo boat S 57.


Commands listed for HMS Kos XIX

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1Lt. Leslie Halman Davies, RNR28 Apr 1941Late 1941
2T/Lt. John Scott, RNVRlate 1941mid 1942
3T/Lt. Denis Hugh Crampton, RNRmid 19423 Jun 1942

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Notable events involving Kos XIX include:

20 May 1942
HMS Cocker (T/Lt. J. Scott, RNVR) picks up 43 survivors from the British tanker Eocene that was torpedoed and sunk earlier that day by the German U-boat U-431 about 13 miles northeast of Bardia in position 31°56’N, 25°14’E.

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