HMS Evadne (FY 009)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Camper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) ; MAN|
|End service||17 Oct 1945|
Displacement: 663 tons. Completed in June 1931. Requisitioned by the Admiralty September 1939. Served in A/S role.
Paid off on 17 October 1945. Returned in January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Evadne (FY 009)
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|1||Capt. (retired) James Cantrell Johnstone Soutter, RN||9 Sep 1939||23 Apr 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) William Gabbett Ashton Shuttleworth, RN||23 Apr 1940||30 Jun 1940|
|3||Capt. (retired) John Palmer Landon, RN||30 Jun 1940||11 Nov 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Thomas Christopher Bowstead, RN||11 Nov 1940||30 May 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Harold Norman Taylor, RNR||30 May 1942||20 Nov 1944|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Norman Henry Richards, RNR||20 Nov 1944||17 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Evadne include:
20 Mar 1944
HMS Torbay and (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) and ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Koziolkowski, DSC) departed Gibraltar for Plymouth. The submarines were escorted by the armed yacht HMS Evadne (T/Lt. H.N. Taylor, RNR) until 0200/24. (1)
24 Mar 1944
Around 1400 hours (zone -1), HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR), HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN), made rendez-vous with their escort towards Gibraltar, HMS Evadne (T/Lt. H.N. Taylor, RNR). (2)
19 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-300 was badly damaged in the Strait of Gibraltar, in position 35°54'N, 05°43'W, by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR). The U-boat was subsequently sunk by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR) on 22 February.
22 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-300 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cadiz, in position 36°29'N, 08°20'W, by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR), after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR) on 19 February.
- ADM 199/1854 + ADM 199/1868
- ADM 199/1815
- ADM 173/19345
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.