Allied Warships

HMS Thorgrim

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byFramnæs mekaniske Værksted (Sandefjord, Norway) 
Laid down 
CommissionedMay 1941 
Lost8 Apr 1942 

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

HMS Thorgrim (Lt. Joseph Benjamin Sparkes, RNR) was sunk by Italian aircraft off Alexandria on 8 April 1942.


Commands listed for HMS Thorgrim

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1Lt. Joseph Benjamin Sparkes, RNR20 Mar 19418 Apr 1942

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Notable events involving Thorgrim include:

9 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Thorgrim (Lt. J.B. Sparkes, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17328

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