Allied Warships

HMS Kos XVI

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched18 May 1932 
CommissionedJul 1940 
Lost25 Aug 1941 
Loss position53° 50'N, 0° 35'E

The British ms whaler HMS Kos XVI lost on 25 Aug 1941 in position 53° 50'N, 0° 35'E.

History

Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskap Kosmos A/S (Anders Jahre), Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in July 1940 (ship had a Norwegain crew while in Royal Navy service.
Displacement: 258 tons.

At 2345 hours on 24 August 1941 the British destroyer HMS Wolsey, rams Kos XVI (Lt. M. Fredriksen) from behind at high speed. Shortly after midnight on 25 August Kos XVI sank as a result ofthe damage inflicted off Hull in position 53º50'N, 00º35E.

 

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