Allied Warships

HMS Falk (FY 789)

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 789 
Built byFramnæs mekaniske Værksted (Sandefjord, Norway) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedMar 1941 
End service 
History

Completed in September 1937.
Norwegian whaler of A/S Ornen (Thor Dahl), Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in November 1940.
Displacement: 305 tons.

Returned to owner in October 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Falk (FY 789)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/S.Lt. Neville Harold Mangnall, RNVRMar 194127 May 1941
2Lt. Henry Scott Upperton, RNR27 May 1941mid 1942
3S.Lt. Neville Harold Mangnall, RNVRmid 194215 Jan 1943
4T/Lt. William Metcalfe, RNVR15 Jan 194325 Jun 1944
5T/Lt. Alan Richard Arthur Marshall, RNVR25 Jun 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Falk include:


4 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Klo (Lt. M.C. English, RNR) and HMS Falk (Lt. H.S. Upperton, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Hero (Cdr. H.W. Biggs, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Peony (Lt.Cdr.(ret.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Gloxinia (Lt. A.F. Harkness, DSC, RNR), HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN), HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN), HMS Falk (Lt. H.S. Upperton, RNR) and HMS Klo (Lt. M.C. English, RNR). HMS Dulverton (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Petch, OBE, RN) (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17330

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


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