Allied Warships

HMS Daneman (FY 123)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 123 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched12 Apr 1937 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost8 May 1943 
Loss position58° 03'N, 44° 00'W
History

Completed in July 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 516 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Daneman (T/Lt. Stanley Leith Friend, RNVR) is believed to have struck a submerged iceberg in the North Atlantic. Sunk in position 58º03N, 44º00W after being taken in tow on 8 May 1943.

 

Commands listed for HMS Daneman (FY 123)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Alexander Flett, RNR22 Oct 193924 Feb 1940
2Lt. Ronald Winston Davies, RN24 Feb 194025 Jun 1940
3T/Lt. Alfred Hunter Ballard, RNR25 Jun 19408 Jul 1941
4T/Lt. George Otto Thompson Dawson Henderson, RNVR8 Jul 194120 Feb 1943
5T/Lt. Stanley Leith Friend, RNVR20 Feb 19438 May 1943

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Notable events involving Daneman include:


8 May 1941
HMS Daneman (Lt. A.H. Ballard, RNR) picks up the survivors from the Norwegian merchant Eastern Star that was torpedoed and sunk about 200 nautical miles south-west of Reykjavik, Iceland by German U-boat U-94.

9 May 1941
HMS Daneman (Lt. A.H. Ballard, RNR) picks up 66 survivors from the British merchant Gregalia that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-201 east-north-east of Cape Farewell in position 60°24'N, 32°37'W.


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