HMS Activity (D 94)
Escort Carrier of the Activity class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland): Kincaid|
|Laid down||1 Feb 1940|
|Launched||30 May 1942|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1942|
|End service||20 Oct 1945|
Former merchant Telemachus, taken over while under construction.
|Former name||Telemachus (merchant)|
Commands listed for HMS Activity (D 94)
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|1||A/Capt. Guy Willoughby, RN||15 Sep 1942||18 May 1944|
|2||Capt. Colin Wauchope, DSC, RN||18 May 1944||26 May 1945 (+)|
|3||A/Capt. Edward John Robert North, RD, RNR||26 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Activity include:
3 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-288 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, Norway, in position 73°44'N, 27°12'E, by depth charges and rockets by Swordfish (Sqdn. 819) and Avenger / Wildcat (Sqdn 846) of the British escort carriers HMS Activity (Sqdn 819) and HMS Tracker (Sqdn 846).
For the following sequence of photographs that show U-288 being attacked shortly before sinking we would like to thank David Tolley who's father Raymond Tolley was an Air Artificer aboard HMS Tracker during that time.
Photograph with thanks to David Tolley who's father Raymond Tolley was an Air Artificer aboard HMS Activity during that time.
20 Feb 1945
HMS Activity (A/Capt. E.J.R. North, RD, RNR) picks up 92 survivors from the American merchant Peter Silvester that was torpedoed and sunk on 6 February by German U-boat U-862 south-west of Australia in position 34°19'S, 99°37'E.