HMS Cape Palliser (FY 256)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||3 Sep 1936|
Completed in October 1936.
Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Cape Palliser (FY 256)
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|1||Skr. Samuel Phimister, RNR||24 Nov 1939||Sep 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Dennis Charles Hayes, RNVR||Sep 1940||Jun 1941|
|3||T/Lt. George Ellerton Postgate Morris, RNR||Jun 1941||16 Oct 1941|
|4||Lt. Bernard Theodore Wortley, RNR||16 Oct 1941||Nov 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Stanley Rodger Pearson, RNVR||Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Cape Palliser include:
31 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Felixstowe (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, DSC, RN), HMS Cape Palliser (T/Lt. G.E.P. Morris, RNR), HMS Rothesay (Cdr. A.A. Martin, DSC, RD, RNR) and FFS Senateur Duhamel. (1)
12 Nov 1942
HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR) picks up 15 survivors from the American merchant William Clark that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-354 in the Greenland Sea in position 71°02'N, 13°05'W.
13 Dec 1942
HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Lerwick. Passage north towards Lerwick was made together with HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) and ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Koziolkowski). . They were escorted by HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (2)
1 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, DSO, RN), HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. T.M. Dorrien-Smith, RN), HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. J. Simms, RNR) and HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (3)
2 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with ORP Orkan (Cdr. S. Hryniewiecki, ORP), HMS Malcolm (Lt. I.M. Clegg, RN), HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR) and HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1862
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.