HMS La Nantaise (FY 360)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||11 May 1933|
|Lost||8 Jul 1945|
Completed on 5 June 1933.
the Trawler St. Arcadius (FY 135) was sold to the French Navy in late 1939 being renamed La Nantaise.
FS (French Ship) La Nantaise (Skipper Lt. Sidney John Cory, DSC, RNR) was sunk in the Downs on 8 July 1945 following a collision.
Commands listed for HMS La Nantaise (FY 360)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|A M Sullivan, RNVR|
|1||T/Lt. Alexander Michael Sullivan, RNVR||6 Jul 1940||early 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Henry Brown, RNR||early 1941||ca late 41|
|3||Skr. Sidney John Cory, RNR||ca late 41||8 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving La Nantaise include:
15 Jul 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth where she conducted A/S exercises with HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Olvina (Skr. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR) and HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR). (1)
28 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and later with HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR), HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR), HMS Ensay (T/Lt. K.J. Reece, RNVR) and HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR). (2)
1 Apr 1944
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for the Clyde area. She was escorted by HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.G. Cory, RNR) until 1500/1 when HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR) took over the escort. (3)
28 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR), HMS Gweal (T/Lt. P.E.C.R. Main, RNVR), HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.G. Cory, RNR) and HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (4)
- ADM 173/17251
- ADM 173/17921
- ADM 173/18973
- ADM 173/18697
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.