Allied Warships

HMS Kos XXIII

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched26 Jul 1937 
CommissionedJan 1941 
End service 
History

Completed in September 1937.
Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskap Kosmos A/S (Anders Jahre), Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in September 1940.
Displacement: 353 tons.

HMS Kos XXIII (Lt.Cdr. J.J. Reid, RNVR) was heavily damaged by German aircraft at SudaBay, Crete on 20 May 1941, declared a total loss three days later. Scuttled to prevent capture by the Germans.

Raised by the Germans, repaired and renamed UJ 2104.

 

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1J. J. Reid, RNVR???23 May 1941

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