Allied Warships

HMS Sarna

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)  
Laid down 
Launched30 Jul 1930 
Lost25 Feb 1941 

Completed in 1930.
Whaler of South Georgia Co. Ltd. (Chr.Salvesen & Co., Leith, U.K.), taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 268 tons.

HMS Sarna sank after hitting a mine laid by He 111 2/KG4 in the Suez Canal. 

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Notable events involving Sarna include:

5 Jan 1941
At Lindi, the light cruiser HMS Ceres (Capt. E.G. Abbott, AM, RN) fuelled and stored four M/S whalers of the 142nd Minesweeping Group. These were the Sarna, Soika, Sotra and Svana.

All ships then departed Lindi later the same day. (1)


  1. ADM 53/113882

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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