HMS Mermaid (U 30)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Ordered||11 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||8 Sep 1942|
|Launched||11 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||12 May 1944|
Sold to the West German Navy on 5 May 1959.
Commands listed for HMS Mermaid (U 30)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Pemberton Mosse, RN||2 Apr 1944||Sep 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Townshend Kimpton, DSC, RN||Sep 1945|
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Noteable 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).