HMS Medusa (FY 018)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Day Summers & Co Ltd. (Northam, England, U.K.)|
|Lost||17 Mar 1941|
Displacement: 597 tons. Completed in August 1906. Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939. Served in A/S role.
Renamed Mollusc in 1939. Bombed and sunk by German aircraft off Blyth on 17 March 1941.
Commands listed for HMS Medusa (FY 018)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) John Gilbert Sutton, RN||11 Mar 1940||6 Sep 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Francis Theodor Hare, RN||12 Sep 1940||30 Nov 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Robert Harvey Aldworth, RN||30 Nov 1940||Mar 1941|
|4||N P Doyle, RNR||Mar 1941||17 Mar 1941|
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Notable events involving Medusa include:
23 Feb 1941
HMS Sunfish (Lt. G.R. Colvin, RN) departed Blyth for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Mollusc (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Aldworth, RN) until 0440/24 when HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN) took over the escort. (1)
- ADM 199/400
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.