HMS Vascama (FY 185)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||7 Mar 1935|
Completed in April 1935.
Lent to the Portugese Navy in October 1943 being renamed P-3.
Commands listed for HMS Vascama (FY 185)
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|1||Skr. Edward James Day, RNR||20 Oct 1939||13 Jan 1941|
|2||Lt. Richard Walgate, RNR||13 Jan 1941||early 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Paul Herman Bech, RNR||early 1942||9 Nov 1942|
|4||T/Lt. William Watson Telford, RNVR||9 Nov 1942||18 Jan 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Harry Algernon Royce Twomey, RNR||18 Jan 1943||Oct 1943|
|6||T/Lt. Arthur Marchant Brown, RNVR||Jul 1944||28 Nov 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Richard Dirk van der Byl, SANF(V)||28 Nov 1944||Feb 1945|
|8||T/Lt. Alan Frank Shipman, RNVR||Feb 1945|
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Notable events involving Vascama include:
25 Aug 1941
German U-boat U-452 was sunk in the North Atlantic south of Iceland, in position 61°30'N, 15°30'W, by depth charges from the British A/S trawler HMS Vascama and from a British Catalina aircraft (209 Sqn RAF/J).
- ADM 173/16862
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.