Allied Warships

HMS Mermaid (U 30)

Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassModified Black Swan 
PennantU 30 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Ordered11 Feb 1942 
Laid down8 Sep 1942 
Launched11 Nov 1943 
Commissioned12 May 1944 
End service 
History

Sold to the West German Navy on 5 May 1959.
Scrapped in 1990.

 

Commands listed for HMS Mermaid (U 30)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Pemberton Mosse, RN2 Apr 1944Sep 1945
2Lt.Cdr. John Townshend Kimpton, DSC, RNSep 1945

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Notable events involving Mermaid include:


24 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-354 was sunk in the Barents Sea north-east of North Cape, in position 72°49'N, 30°41'E, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR), the British frigate HMS Loch Dunvegan (Cdr. E. Wheeler, RD, RNR) and the British destroyer HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, DSO, DSC, RD, RNR).

2 Sep 1944
German U-boat U-394 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea some nautical miles south-east of Jan Mayen island, Norway, in position 69°47'N, 04°10'E, by rockets and depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 825) from the British escort carrier HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN), and the British destroyers HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, DSO, DSC, RNR) and HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) and the British sloops HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RNR).


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