HMS Kurd (FY 639)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||9 Oct 1930|
|Lost||10 Jul 1945|
|Loss position||49° 52'N, 5° 02'W|
Completed in November 1930 as steam trawler Kurd for William A. Bennett (Shire Trawlers Ltd), London. Taken over by the Admiralty in 1939.
HMT Kurd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Roy Barrett, RNR) was mined and sunk southeast of Lizard Head in position 49°52N/05°02W on 10 July 1945. Her flotilla was sweeping the British anti-submarine minefield QZX.1600 when one of the mines was caught in the sweep wire of HMT Kurd and detonated when it was retrieved, blowing off the stern and causing the trawler to sink within a minute. 16 out of a crew of 27 went down with the ship. The survivors were picked up by HMT Almandine.
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Commands listed for HMS Kurd (FY 639)
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|1||Skr. James Harold Petherbridge, RNR||31 Aug 1939||22 Oct 1940|
|2||Skr. Edgar Smith, RNR||22 Oct 1940||15 Jan 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Edgar Dawson, RNVR||15 Jan 1941||15 Sep 1941|
|4||Lt. Percival John Stoner, RN||15 Sep 1941||mid 1942|
|5||T/Lt. David Robert Vaughan Roper, RNVR||mid 1942||31 Aug 1942|
|6||Roy Barrett, RNR||31 Aug 1942||10 Jul 1945 (+)|
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Notable events involving Kurd include:
31 Jul 1940
In the early hours of the day, HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN), collided with the Auxiliary M/S trawler HMT Kurd (Skr. J.H. Petherbridge, RNR). HMS Kashmir, which was on patrol off the Humber had to return to Immingham. She later went to Hull for repairs which were completed on 21 August. (1)
- ADM 199/375
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.