Allied Warships

HMS Ibis (U 99)

Sloop of the Black Swan class

HMS Ibis as seen during the war.

Photo Courtesy of Graham White.

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassBlack Swan 
PennantU 99 
Built byFurness Shipbuilding Ltd. (Haverton Hill-on-Tees, U.K.) : Richardson Westgarth 
Ordered21 Jun 1939 
Laid down21 Sep 1939 
Launched28 Nov 1940 
Commissioned30 Aug 1941 
Lost10 Nov 1942 
Loss position37° 00'N, 3° 00'E

The British sloop HMS Ibis (U 99) lost on 10 Nov 1942 in position 37° 00'N, 3° 00'E.


HMS Ibis (Cdr. Henry Maxwell Darell-Brown, RN) was sunk by a torpedo from Italian aircraft in the Western Mediterranean north off Algiers in position 37º00'N, 03º00'E.  

Commands listed for HMS Ibis (U 99)

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1Lt.Cdr. Henry Maxwell Darell-Brown, RNJun 194110 Nov 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Ibis include:

6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Landman, RN), HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR), HMS Ibis (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN) and HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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