HMS Taff (K 637)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Charles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom|
|Ordered||11 Sep 1942|
|Laid down||14 Apr 1943|
|Launched||11 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Jan 1944|
Scrapped in June 1957.
Commands listed for HMS Taff (K 637)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Aislabie Harrison, RNR||1 Nov 1943||23 May 1944|
|2||Cdr. Gerald Anthony Gore Ormsby, RN||23 May 1944||9 Jun 1945|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Michael Elijah Impey, DSO, DSC, RN||9 Jun 1945||2 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Taff include:
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.
- ADM 173/19347
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