HMS Lady Shirley
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||25 Feb 1937|
|Lost||11 Dec 1941|
|Loss position||35° 59'N, 5° 17'W|
Completed on 19 April 1937.
HMS Lady Shirley (Lt.Cdr. Arthur Henry Callaway, DSO, RANVR) was hit by one torpedo from U-374 and sunk in the Staits of Gibraltar in position 35º59'N, 05º17'W. All 33 hands on board were lost with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Lady Shirley|
Commands listed for HMS Lady Shirley
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|1||T/Skr. Robert James McCullogh, RNR||17 Nov 1939||30 May 1940|
|2||T/Lt. John Kenneth Shaw Downham, RNR||30 May 1940||Jun 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Arhur Henry Callaway, RANVR||Jun 1941||11 Dec 1941 (+)|
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Noteable events involving Lady Shirley include:
4 Oct 1941
German U-boat U-111 was sunk south-west of Tenerife, in position 27°15'N, 20°27'W,Damaged by depth charges and then shelled by the British anti-submarine trawler HMS Lady Shirley (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Callaway, RANVR).
4 Oct 1941
LADY SHIRLEY did not sink U 111 by depth charges. After ping a four charge pattern the submarine surfaced and was sunk after a gun action. LADY SHIRLEY was armed with a four inch gun, not a 12 pdr. See A Cecil Hampshire 'Lilliput Fleet' pp 90-99. (1)
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