HMS Grimsby (L 16 / U 16)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 16 / U 16|
|Built by||Devonport dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1932|
|Laid down||23 Jan 1933|
|Launched||19 Jul 1933|
|Commissioned||17 May 1934|
|Lost||25 May 1941|
|Loss position||32° 30'N, 24° 40'E|
HMS Grimsby (Cdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN) was sunk by German aircraft about 40 nautical miles north-east of Tobruk, Libya in position 32º30'N, 24º.40'E.
Commands listed for HMS Grimsby (L 16 / U 16)
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|1||Capt. Alfred Spalding Russell, RN||10 Feb 1939||11 Dec 1939|
|2||Cdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN||11 Dec 1939||25 May 1941|
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Notable events involving Grimsby include:
27 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Jade, HMS Amber (Boatswain H.W. Clark, RN) and later with HMS Grimsby (Capt. A.S. Russell, RN) and HMS Deptford (Cdr. C.A.E. Stanfield, RN). (1)
6 Nov 1939
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. H.P. de C. Steel, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Skagerrak.
Before proceeding on patrol Triton carries out exercises with HMS Grimsby (Capt. A.S. Russell, RN). (2)
25 Jan 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. E.F. Balston, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Rosyth with HMS Vega (Cdr. C.I Horton, RN) and HMS Grimsby (Cdr. K.J. D'Arcy, RN). Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 34 proceeded to Portsmouth together with HMS Ursula (Cdr. G.C. Phillips, DSO, RN) and ORP Wilk (Lt. B. Krawczyk). They were ordered to return to Rothesay the next day due to enemy submarines operation of the east coast of the U.K. (3)
- ADM 173/16103
- ADM 199/1847
- ADM 173/16301
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.