Allied Warships

HMS Wye (K 371)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 371 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered14 Jun 1942 
Laid down18 Nov 1942 
Launched16 Aug 1943 
Commissioned9 Feb 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 22 February 1955.

HMS Wye is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

 

Commands listed for HMS Wye (K 371)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Charles Powys-Smith, RNR22 Nov 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Wye include:


22 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR), HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR). (1)

23 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR), HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR) and HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR). (1)

28 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR), HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (1)

29 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (1)

2 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR), HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19325
  2. ADM 173/19326

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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