HMS Evadne (FY 009)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Camper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) ; MAN|
|End service||17 Oct 1945|
Displacement: 663 tons. Completed in June 1931. Requisitioned by the Admiralty September 1939. Served in A/S role.
Paid off on 17 October 1945. Returned in January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Evadne (FY 009)
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|1||Capt. (retired) James Cantrell Johnstone Soutter, RN||9 Sep 1939||23 Apr 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) William Gabbett Ashton Shuttleworth, RN||23 Apr 1940||30 Jun 1940|
|3||Capt. (retired) John Palmer Landon, RN||30 Jun 1940||11 Nov 1940|
|4||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Thomas Christopher Bowstead, RN||11 Nov 1940||30 May 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Harold Norman Taylor, RNR||30 May 1942||20 Nov 1944|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Norman Henry Richards, RNR||20 Nov 1944||17 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Evadne include:
19 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-300 was badly damaged in the Strait of Gibraltar, in position 35°54'N, 05°43'W, by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR). The U-boat was subsequently sunk by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR) on 22 February.
22 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-300 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cadiz, in position 36°29'N, 08°20'W, by gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR), after being badly damaged by depth charges from the British armed yacht HMS Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR) on 19 February.