HMS Leda (J 93)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Richardson Westgarth|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1936|
|Laid down||16 Nov 1936|
|Launched||8 Jun 1937|
|Commissioned||19 May 1938|
|Lost||20 Sep 1942|
|Loss position||76° 30'N, 5° 00'E|
HMS Leda (A/Cdr. Arthur Hugh Wynne-Edwards, RN) was torpedoed and sunk in the Greenland Sea south-west off Spitsbergen in position 76º30'N, 05º00'E by U-435. 44 of the crew and 3 passengers went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Leda|
Commands listed for HMS Leda (J 93)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Noel Ratley Courthope-Munroe, RN||4 May 1938||7 Mar 1940|
|2||Lt. Harold Unwin, RN||7 Mar 1940||Oct 1940|
|3||Cdr. Richard Cyril Vesey Ross, DSO, RN||Oct 1940||22 Jul 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Alan David Hastings Jay, RN||22 Jul 1941||16 Jun 1942|
|5||A/Cdr. (retired) Arthur Hugh Wynne-Edwards, RN||16 Jun 1942||20 Sep 1942|
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Notable events involving Leda include:
27 Nov 1939
HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. G.P.S. Davies, RN) departed from Portsmouth for her 1st war patrol. This is a short patrol in the North Sea. Tribune is escorted to the North Goodwin light vessel by HMS Saladin (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Dover, RN). From there HMS Leda (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Courthope-Munroe, RN) will take over. (1)
- ADM 199/1847
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.