HMS Man o' War (FY 104)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||12 Feb 1937|
Completed in April 1937.
Sold in July 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Man o' War (FY 104)
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|1||Lt. Arthur Denis White, RNR||22 Sep 1939||early 1940|
|2||Skr. Edward Robert Harris, RNR||early 1940||8 Mar 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR||8 Mar 1940||15 Aug 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Philipp Everett-Price, RNR||15 Aug 1940||4 Dec 1940|
|5||T/Lt. William Watson Creber, RNR||4 Dec 1940||15 Dec 1941|
|6||T/Lt. Graham Leonard Coles, RNVR||15 Dec 1941||Early 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Philip Weston Arnold, RNVR||3 Mar 1944||13 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Man o' War include:
14 Aug 1940
The British merchant Betty was torpedoed and sunk 35 miles 260° from Tory Island in position 55°52'N, 08°14'W by the Germans submarine U-59. HMS Man o War (Lt. A.D. White, RNR) later picks up 4 survivors.
18 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN), HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR) and HMS Chesterfield (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (1)
18 Nov 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wellington (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Weston (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G. Sutton, RN), HMS Londonderry (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, RN) and HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR). (3)
30 Jan 1942
At 0825 hours, HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. M. Willmott, RN), made rendes-vous with her escort, HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. G.L. Coles, RNVR). Both then proceeded north through he Irish Sea to Holy Loch. (4)
26 Mar 1943
HMS Man o’ War (T/Lt. G.L. Coles, RNVR) picks up 90 survivors from the British merchant City of Perth that was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-77 about 52 miles west of Oran in position 35°50'N, 01°41'W. The armed trawler also takes the damaged ship in tow until being relieved by HMRT Restive the next morning.
29 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Rifleman (Lt. C.L. Carroll, DSC, RNR), HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. P.W. Arnold, RNVR) and HMS Southern Shore (Skr. S. Hearne, RNR).
Later the same day she departed Stornoway for Tobermory. (5)
- File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16760
- ADM 173/16787
- ADM 199/1849
- ADM 173/19217
- ADM 173/19327
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.