Allied Warships

HMS Foylebank

Anti-Aircraft ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeAnti-Aircraft ship
Class[No specific class] 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Jun 1930 
Commissioned6 Jun 1940 
Lost4 Jul 1940 

Completed on 14 November 1930.
Displacement: 5582 GRT
Armamant: 8 4" AA guns (4x2), 8 2pdr AA (2x4)

HMS Foylebank (capt. (retired) Henry Percival Wilson, RN) was sunk by German bombing at Portland. 176 crew were killed and all but 40 were wounded;total survivors include 13 officers one of which was the Commanding officer and 144 ratings.


Commands listed for HMS Foylebank

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1Capt. (retired) Henry Percival Wilson, RN19 Jan 19404 Jul 1940

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Notable events involving Foylebank include:

26 Jun 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with HMS Foylebank (Capt.(Retd.) H.P. Wilson, RN) and HMS Hambledon (Cdr. S.H. Carlill, RN). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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