Allied Warships

HMS Taff (K 637)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 637 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom 
Ordered11 Sep 1942 
Laid down14 Apr 1943 
Launched11 Sep 1943 
Commissioned7 Jan 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped in June 1957.

 

Commands listed for HMS Taff (K 637)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt.Cdr. Aislabie Harrison, RNR1 Nov 194323 May 1944
2Cdr. Gerald Anthony Gore Ormsby, RN23 May 19449 Jun 1945
3A/Lt.Cdr. Michael Elijah Impey, DSO, DSC, RN9 Jun 19452 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Taff include:


1 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR). (1)

2 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR). (1)

6 Feb 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Taff (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR) and HMS Fort York (T/Lt. E.W. De la Mare, RNR). (1)

1 Sep 1944
The British merchant Troilus is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-859 about 300 nautical miles north-east of Socotra Island in position 14°10'N, 61°04'E. Later HMS Nadder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.E. Kitto, RNR) and HMS Taff (Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, DSO, DSC, RN) together pick up 95 survivors and landed them at Aden on 10 September.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19347

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


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