Allied Warships

HMS Sulla (FY 1874)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1874 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched3 Jul 1928 
CommissionedMar 1940 
Lost25 Mar 1942 
Loss position70° 15'N, 2° 10'E
History

Completed in August 1928.
Whaler of South Georgia Co. Ltd. (Chr.Salvesen & Co., Leith, U.K.), taken over by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 251 tons.

Transferred to the Soviet Union in February 1942.
HMS Sulla (T/Skr. Thomas Meadows, RNR) was lost in the Norwegian Sea in March 1942 when en route in convoy PQ-13 to be delivered to the Soviet Union. The vessel was last seen in a gale during the night of 24/25 March in approx. 70°15'N/02°10'E. She was most likely lost by capsizing due to heavy icing in the bad weather.

 

Commands listed for HMS Sulla (FY 1874)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Skr. George Mair, RNR10 Aug 194013 Jul 1941
2Skr. William Norman Hurn, RNR13 Jul 19418 Dec 1941
3T/Skr. Thomas Meadows, RNR8 Dec 194125 Mar 1942 (+)

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