HMS Londonderry (L 76 / U 76)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 76 / U 76|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 Mar 1934|
|Laid down||11 Jun 1934|
|Launched||16 Jan 1935|
|Commissioned||20 Sep 1935|
HMS Londonderry is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold 8 March 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Londonderry (L 76 / U 76)
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|1||Cdr. Sir Thomas Lubbock Beevor, RN||1 Apr 1938||Aug 1940|
|2||Cdr. John Stanley Dalison, RN||9 Dec 1940||Jan 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Ralph Grosvenor Jenkins, RN||Jan 1943||Mar 1943|
|4||Lt. Alfred Sydney Walker, RN||Mar 1943||20 Sep 1943|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Wallace Hamilton Barker, RD, RNR||20 Sep 1943||29 Sep 1943|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Alfred Ernest Willmott, DSC, RNR||29 Sep 1943||23 Dec 1943|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Leslie Benjamin Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR||23 Dec 1943||Aug 1944|
|8||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Cyril Merton Newns, RNVR||Aug 1944||Jul 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Londonderry include:
6 Jan 1940
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, RN) departed from Rosyth for convoy escort duty. She is part of the escort for convoy ON-7 to Norway. Other ships of the escort are HMS Eskimo (Cdr. St.J.A. Micklethwait, DSO, RN), HMS Tartar (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Holland-Martin, DSC, RN), HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN) and HMS Khartoum (Cdr. D.T. Dowler, RN). (HMS Eskimo developed engine problems and was replaced by HMS Encounter (Lt.Cdr. E.V.St J. Morgan, RN), Encounter herself was relieved the next day by HMS Kandahar (Cdr. W.G.A. Robson, RN).
HMS Londonderry (Cdr J.S. Dalison, RN) later picks up 1 survivor.
18 Nov 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wellington (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Weston (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G. Sutton, RN), HMS Londonderry (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, RN) and HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR). (5)
31 Jan 1942
HMS Londonderry (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, RN) picks up 13 survivors from the British sloop HMS Culver that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-105 while escorting convoy SL-98 about 450 miles west-southwest of Cape Clear in position 48°43'N, 20°14'W.
9 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bideford (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, RNR), HMS Landguard (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) R.E.S. Hugonin, RN), HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Londonderry (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, RN). (6)
3 Feb 1943
HMS Londonderry (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN) was disabled by an explosion astern (possibly the premature explosion of a depth-charge). She was towed into Londonderry on 7 February. She was repaired at Devonport Dockyard. Repairs lasted to October 1943. (7)
14 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Tavy (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Londonderry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (8)
- ADM 173/15742
- ADM 173/16642
- File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16793
- ADM 173/16787
- ADM 173/17216
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.