Allied Warships

HMS Avon (K 97)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 97 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom 
Ordered10 Aug 1942 
Laid down8 Jan 1943 
Launched19 Jun 1943 
Commissioned18 Sep 1943 
End service 
History

Sold to the Portugese Navy May 1949 and renamed Nuno Tristao.
Scrapped in 1970.

 

Commands listed for HMS Avon (K 97)

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1Lt.Cdr. Patrick George Alexander King, RD, RNR3 Aug 19432 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Avon include:


7 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN). (1)

8 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN) and HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR). (1)

9 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR), HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Herschell (T/Lt. J.E. Freestone, RNR). (1)

12 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Windrush, HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Mallow. (1)

13 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Mallow, HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN) and HMS Windrush. (1)

19 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR), HMS Snowflake (Lt. E.J. Powell, RNR) and HMS Burnet (Lt. D.S. Charles, RNR).

Upon completion of these exercises O 9 departed Tobermory for Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR). (1)

13 Mar 1944
HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, DSC, RD, RNR) picks up 123 survivors from the British merchant Tarifa that was torpedoed and sunk on 7 March 1944 by German U-boat U-510 about 250 nautical miles east of Socotra Island in position 12°48'N, 58°44'E.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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