Allied Warships

HMS Rumba (T 122)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassDance 
PennantT 122 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down26 Feb 1940 
Launched31 Jul 1940 
Commissioned12 Nov 1940 
End service 
HistorySold in 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMS Rumba (T 122)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Norman Edward Hendy, RNVR28 Aug 1940late 1941
2T/S.Lt. Stanley Grant Fowler, RNRlate 194126 Jan 1942
3T/Lt. Eugene Charles Firman Dennis Jacquier, RNVR26 Jan 1942

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Notable events involving Rumba include:


19 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Heather (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, RN) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (1)

21 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Heather (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, RN) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (1)

24 Nov 1940
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H. Tichelman, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Tulip (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.K. Pollock, RN) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (2)

12 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Foxtrot (T/Lt. S.R. Smith, RNR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (3)

22 Nov 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR) and HMS St. Wistan (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RN). (4)

22 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Burdock (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, FFS Commandant Detroyat, HMS Morris Dance (T/Lt. S.A. MacKechnie, RNVR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. E.C.F.D. Jacquier, RNVR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16308
  2. File 2.12.03.6386 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/16988
  5. ADM 173/17528

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


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