HMS Folkestone (L 22 / U 22)
Sloop of the Folkestone class
Photo Courtesy of Graham White.
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 22 / U 22|
|Built by||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Ordered||26 Feb 1929|
|Laid down||21 May 1929|
|Launched||12 Feb 1930|
|Commissioned||25 Jun 1930|
Sold 22 May 1947.
HMS Folkestone is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Commands listed for HMS Folkestone (L 22 / U 22)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Charles Fraser Harrington Churchill, RN||Oct 1939||12 Jul 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. David Edward Gillespie Wemyss, RN||12 Jul 1941||19 Jun 1942|
|3||Cdr. (retired) James Geoffrey Clemons Gibson, OBE, RN||19 Jun 1942||14 Nov 1944|
|4||Cdr. (retired) Cyril John Percy Hill, RN||14 Nov 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Folkestone include:
17 Oct 1940
HMS Folkestone (Lt.Cdr. C.F.H. Churchill, RN) picks up 7 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Dokka that was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 60°46'N, 16°30'W by German U-boat U-93.