Allied Warships

HMS Penylan (L 89)

Escort destroyer of the Hunt (Type III) class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort destroyer
ClassHunt (Type III) 
PennantL 89 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered28 Jul 1940 
Laid down4 Jun 1941 
Launched17 Mar 1942 
Commissioned25 Aug 1942 
Lost3 Dec 1942 
Loss position50° 08'N, 3° 39'W
History

HMS Penylan (Lt.Cdr. John Henry Wallace, DSC, RN) was sunk by torpedo from the German Motor Torpedo Boat (S-boat) S 115 in the English Channel, 5 nautical miles south of Start Point in position 50º08'N, 03º39'W. She was escorting coastal convoy PW-257 at the time.

 

Commands listed for HMS Penylan (L 89)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Henry Kirkwood, DSC, RN16 Jul 194210 Oct 1942
2Lt.Cdr. John Henry Wallace, DSC, RN10 Oct 19423 Dec 1942

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