HMS Alouette (FY 101)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||6 Feb 1939|
|Lost||19 Sep 1942|
Completed in March 1939.
HMT Alouette (T/Lt. Richard Adams, RNR) was sunk by U-552 about 10 nautical miles west of Cape Espichel, Portugal on 19 September 1942.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Alouette|
Commands listed for HMS Alouette (FY 101)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Cdr. (retired) Percy Ronald Tanner, RN||2 Oct 1939||11 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt. Richard Francis Roger Yarde-Buller, RNVR||11 Mar 1940||17 Apr 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Richard Adams, RNR||17 Apr 1942||19 Sep 1942|
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Notable events involving Alouette include:
27 Mar 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) carries out exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Alouette (Lt. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR), HMS Erin (A/Cdr. J.O. Davies, RNR), HMS Lord Hotham (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR) and HMS Leyland (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (1)
20 Aug 1942
HMS P 48 (Lt. M.E. Faber, RN) had flooding in her auxiliary machinery space and was unable to dive. She asked for assistance as she tried to reach Vigo. A few hours later flooding was stopped but she had to cut short her patrol. HMS Alouette (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR) was sent to escort her in and was met on the morning of the 22nd.
- File 2.12.03.6404 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)