HMS Tavy (K 272)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom|
|Ordered||26 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||17 Oct 1942|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||3 Jul 1943|
Scrapped 28 September 1956.
Commands listed for HMS Tavy (K 272)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Ardern, RNR||1 Jun 1943||29 Sep 1944|
|2||Cdr. George Arthur Thring, DSO, RN||29 Sep 1944||31 Mar 1945|
|3||A H Williams, RN||31 Mar 1945||1 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Tavy include:
14 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Tavy (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Londonderry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMS Anguilla (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Morrison-Payne, RNVR) and HMS Petunia (Lt. R.M. Roberts, RNR). (2)
5 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-390 was sunk 1500hrs on 5 July 1944 in the Baie de la Seine, English Channel, in position 49°52'N, 00°48'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wanderer (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Whinney, DSC and Bar, RN) and the British frigate HMS Tavy (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Ardern, RNR).
- ADM 173/18513
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.