Allied Warships

HMS Towy (K 294)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 294 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered20 May 1942 
Laid down3 Sep 1942 
Launched4 Mar 1943 
Commissioned10 Jun 1943 
End service 
History

Scrapped 27 July 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Towy (K 294)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Byron, DSC, RNR26 Apr 194324 Jul 1943
2Cdr. Martin James Evans, OBE, RN24 Jul 19433 May 1944
3Cdr. Hugh Valentine King, DSO, OBE, RN3 May 194410 Apr 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stephen Sparrow, RNVR10 Apr 194524 Jun 1945
5P. W. R. Reid, RN24 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Towy include:


16 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), USS Bull, USS Schmitt and USS Frament. (1)

5 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), FFS Roselys, ORP Burza (Cdr. F. Pitulko, ORP), HMS Narcissus (T/Lt. G.T.S. Clampitt, RNR) and HMS Orchis (T/Lt. B.W. Harris, RNVR). (2)

5 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), ORP Burza (Cdr. F. Pitulko, ORP) and FFS Lobelia. (3)

27 Apr 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/Lt. J.E. Moles, RCNVR) and aircraft. (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17788
  2. ADM 173/17777
  3. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/18527

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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