HMS Tumby (FY 850)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Hawthorns & Co., Ltd. (Leith, U.K.)|
Completed on 9 May 1918.
Returned to her owner in April 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Tumby (FY 850)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||J W Greengrass, RNR||22 Jun 1940||Mar 1942|
|2||T/Lt. John Norman Bligh, RNVR||Mar 1942||19 Nov 1943|
|3||T/Lt. George Henry Hatton Matthews, RNVR||19 Nov 1943||1 Dec 1943|
|4||T/Skr. George Cecil Cranwell Mileham, RNR||1 Dec 1943||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Tumby include:
19 Dec 1939
Tumby (Skr. J.W. Greengrass, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant City of Kobe that was sunk near Cross Sand Buoy, Great Yarmouth in position 52°35'N, 01°59'E after hitting a mine laid on 15 December 1939 by German U-boat U-60.