Allied Warships

HMS Thorbryn

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byFramnæs mekaniske Værksted (Sandefjord, Norway) 
Laid down 
CommissionedMay 1941 
Lost19 Aug 1941 
Loss position32° 04'N, 24° 09'E

Completed in June 1936.
Norwegian whaler of A/S Thor Dahl, Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in November 1940.
Displacement: 305 tons.

HMS Thorbryn (Lt.Cdr.(retired) John Francis Hall, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft east of Tobruk in position 32º04'N, 24º09'E.

At 0630 hrs of 19 August, while sailing east of Tobruk escorting LCT.12, she was attacked by 8 Ju-87 Stuka belonging to the Fliegerführer Afrika, sustaining a number of direct hits and sinking.


Commands listed for HMS Thorbryn

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1T/Lt. Francis Albert Seward, RNR20 Mar 1941mid 1941
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Francis Hall, RNRmid 194119 Aug 1941

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