HMS Penzance (L 28)
Sloop of the Folkestone class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.)|
|Ordered||4 Apr 1929|
|Laid down||29 Jul 1929|
|Launched||10 Apr 1930|
|Commissioned||15 Jan 1931|
|Lost||24 Aug 1940|
|Loss position||56° 16'N, 27° 19'W|
The British sloop HMS Penzance (L 28) lost on 24 Aug 1940 in position 56° 16'N, 27° 19'W.
HMS Penzance (Cdr. Allan John Wavish, RN) was torpedoed and sunk on 24 August 1940 in the North Atlantic, south-west of Iceland in position 56º16'N, 27º19'W by U-37. 90 men went down with the ship, there were only 13 survivors which were picked up by the British merchants Fylingdale and Blairmore, the latter being torpedoed later that night by the same U-boat. Seven of the survivors had to abandon ship once again and this time they were picked up after some 17 hours by the Swedish merchant Eknaren and taken to Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Penzance|
Commands listed for HMS Penzance (L 28)
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|1||Cdr. Allan John Wavish, RN||16 May 1938||24 Aug 1940 (+)|
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