HMS Peacock (U 96)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||27 Mar 1941|
|Laid down||29 Nov 1942|
|Launched||11 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||10 May 1944|
Scrapped 7 May 1958.
Commands listed for HMS Peacock (U 96)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Richard Been Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR||3 Mar 1944||Jun 1945|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Meares Osborne, DSC, RANVR||25 Jun 1945||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Peacock 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). (see map)
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). (see map)