Allied Warships

HMS Evadne (FY 009)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 009 
Built byCamper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) ; MAN 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 1931 
Commissioned 
End service17 Oct 1945 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) James Cantrell Johnstone Soutter, RN9 Sep 193923 Apr 1940
2Cdr. (retired) William Gabbett Ashton Shuttleworth, RN23 Apr 194030 Jun 1940
3Capt. (retired) John Palmer Landon, RN30 Jun 194011 Nov 1940
4Lt.Cdr. (retired) Thomas Christopher Bowstead, RN11 Nov 194030 May 1942
5T/Lt. Harold Norman Taylor, RNR30 May 194220 Nov 1944
6T/A/Lt.Cdr. Norman Henry Richards, RNR20 Nov 194417 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.


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