HMS Cayton Wyke (FY 191)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||20 Jun 1932|
|Lost||8 Jul 1940|
Completed in August 1932.
HMS Cayton Wyke (Ch/Skr. David Forbes Noble, DSC, RNR) was sunk by a German motor torpedo boat off Goodwin Sands in the English Channel on 8 July 1940.
Commands listed for HMS Cayton Wyke (FY 191)
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|1||Ch.Skr. David Forbes Noble, RNR||1 Oct 1939||8 Jul 1940 (+)|
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Notable events involving Cayton Wyke include:
25 Oct 1939
German U-boat U-16 was scuttled in the English Channel near Dover, in position 51°09'N, 01°28'E, after hitting a mine. Its loss was earlier credited to depth charge attacks carried out by the British ASW trawler HMS Cayton Wyke (Ch/Skr. D.F. Noble, RNR) and the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN) in the afternoon on 24 October, but the U-boat was probably not damaged during these attacks.