Allied Warships

HMS Ellesmere (FY 204)

ASW Whaler of the Lake class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
ClassLake 
PennantFY 204 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Apr 1939 
Launched17 Jun 1939 
Commissioned12 Oct 1939 
Lost24 Feb 1945 
Loss position49° 04'N, 5° 31'W
History

HMS Ellesmere was torpedoed and sunk by U-1203 north west of Brest, France in position 49º04'N, 05º31'W.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 24 Feb 1945 by U-1203 (Seeger).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Ellesmere
Former nameKos XXIV

Commands listed for HMS Ellesmere (FY 204)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Robert Trueman, RNR5 Oct 193920 Dec 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Bettesworth Sanders, RNVR20 Dec 19392 Apr 1940
3T/Lt. John Thompson Donaldson, RNR2 Apr 194019 Jul 1940
4Lt. Henry Roach, RNR19 Jul 194017 Feb 1941
5T/Lt. Alasatair Cameron Munro, RNVR17 Feb 1941early 1945
6Thomas Henry Lloyd-Jones, RNVRearly 194524 Feb 1945 (+)

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