HMS Gorleston (Y 92)
Sloop of the Banff class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||General Engineering & Drydock Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||16 Nov 1929|
|Commissioned||31 May 1941|
|End service||23 Apr 1946|
She was returned to the United States on 23 April 1946. Her recommissioning was cancelled and she was sold on 4 October 1950.
|Former name||USCGC Itasca|
Commands listed for HMS Gorleston (Y 92)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Ronald William Keymer, RN||6 Jul 1941||10 Nov 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. William Horace Clifton Wood-Roe, RD, RNR||10 Nov 1943||16 Dec 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Alan Emerson Leonard, RNZNVR||16 Dec 1943||25 Jan 1945|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Marcus Berlyn, SANF(V)||25 Jan 1945||Sep 1945|
|5||Cdr. John Henry Eaden, DSC, RN||Sep 1945||29 Sep 1945|
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Noteable events involving Gorleston include:
24 Sep 1941
HMS Gorleston (Cdr. R.W. Keymer, (retired), RN) picks up 26 survivors from the British merchant St. Clair II that was torpedoed and sunk west-northwest of the Canary Islands in position 30°25'N, 23°35'W by German U-boat U-67.
HMS Gorleston also picks up 68 survivors from the British merchant John Holt and 47 survivors from the British merchant Lafian that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-107 southwest of Madeira in position 31°12'N, 23°32'W.
19 Aug 1942
HMS Gorleston (Cdr. R.W. Keymer, (retired), RN) picks up 49 survivors from the British merchant City of Manila that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-406 west of Cape Finisterre in position 43°21'N, 18°20'W.