Allied Warships

HMS Globe VI (J 136)

MS Whaler


HMS Maaløy (J 136) under her former name Globe VI. Photo courtesy of Peter Greaves.

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantJ 136 
Built byA.S. Moss Værft og Dokk (Moss, Norway) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched8 Aug 1935 
CommissionedApr 1941 
Lost27 Mar 1944 
Loss position5° 25'N, 77° 32'E
History

Completed on 5 September 1935.
Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskapet Globus A/S, Larvik, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in April 1941.
Displacement: 249 tons.

To the Royal Norwegian Navy on 30 July 1941 later being renamed Maaløy.
Reverted back to Royal Navy on 12 June 1942.

HMS Maaløy (T/Lt. Frederick James Perkins, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk off Ceylon in position 05º25'N 77º32'E by the German submarine U-510, 17 dead.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 27 Mar 1944 by U-510 (Eick).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Globe VI

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1T/Lt. Frederick James Perkins, RNVR???27 Mar 1944 (+)

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