HMS Kingcup (K 33)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||19 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||19 Jul 1940|
|Launched||31 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1940|
HMS Kingcup is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold on 31 July 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Kingcup (K 33)
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|1||Lt. Robert Arthur Dillon Cambridge, RNR||30 Nov 1940||3 Jun 1943|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Thomason Hodson, DSC, RNVR||3 Jun 1943||21 Apr 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Edward Petre, RNR||21 Apr 1944||25 Sep 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Thomas Cooper, DSC, RNR||25 Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Kingcup include:
11 Dec 1941
HMS Kingcup (Lt.Cdr. R.A.D. Cambridge, DSC, RNR) picks up 33 survivors from the British merchant Kirnwood and 56 survivors from the British merchant Kurdistan that were torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-130 west of Rockall in position 56°57'N, 16°35'W.