HMS Hebe (J 24)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Mar 1936|
|Laid down||27 Apr 1936|
|Launched||28 Oct 1936|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1937|
|Lost||22 Nov 1943|
|Loss position||41° 08'N, 16° 52'E|
HMS Hebe (Lt. Arthur Lewis Gulvin, RN) was sunk off Bari, Italy in position 41º08'N, 16º52'E after striking a mine laid by U-453 on 11 November 1943.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Hebe|
Commands listed for HMS Hebe (J 24)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Bruce Goodenough Temple, RN||22 Aug 1939||27 May 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. George Mowatt, RD, RNR||27 May 1942||late 1943|
|3||Lt. Arthur Lewis Gulvin, RN||late 1943||22 Nov 1943|
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Notable events involving Hebe include:
30 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Oakley (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Pack-Beresford, RN), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP) and HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. G. Mowatt, RD, RNR). (1)
Due to the Allied invasion of North Africa, HMS Clyde was routed well to the north of her 'usual' route. (4)
15 Nov 1942
HMS P 212 (Lt. J.H. Bromage, DSC, RN) arrived at Malta to land the survivors from the Scillin. She was swept in by the British minesweeper HMS Hebe (Lt.Cdr. G. Mowatt, RD, RNR). She then had to be cleaned before she could resume her patrol. (3)
3 Feb 1943
HMS Trooper (Lt. R.P. Webb, RN) departed from Malta for her 2nd war patrol. She is to patrol off the West coast of Greece.
Lt. Webb was temporarily in command of Trooper as Lt. Wraith was sick.
For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trooper during this patrol see the map below.
- File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17816
- ADM 199/1839
- ADM 173/17819
- ADM 199/1845
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.