Allied Warships

HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)

Sloop of the Folkestone class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassFolkestone 
PennantL 25 / U 25 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered26 Feb 1929 
Laid down28 May 1929 
Launched14 Mar 1930 
Commissioned30 Jul 1930 
End service 
History

Sold 3 June 1949.

 

Commands listed for HMS Scarborough (L 25 / U 25)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Edward Francis Bold Law, RN6 Mar 19391 Sep 1939
2Cdr. John Henry Ruck-Keene, RN1 Sep 19398 Feb 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Michael Beach Thomas, RN8 Feb 194016 Feb 1940
4Cdr. Charles Thorburn Addis, RN16 Feb 19403 Jul 1940
5Cdr. Norman Vincent Dickinson, RN3 Jul 1940Feb 1941
6Lt. Adrian Paul Northey, DSC, RNFeb 194128 Dec 1941
7Lt.Cdr. Edwin Beadnell Carnduff, RN28 Dec 194110 Oct 1944
8Lt. David Williams, RN10 Oct 194428 Oct 1944
9A/Cdr. John Neil Kelly Knight, RN28 Oct 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Scarborough include:


25 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Scarborough (Cdr. J.H. Ruck-Keene, RN) and HMS Beryl. (1)

19 Jun 1940
HMS Scarborough (Cdr C.T. Addis, RN) picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Baron Loudoun that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-48 west-northwest of Cape Ortegal in position 45°00'N, 11°21'W.

20 Jun 1940
HMS Scarborough (Cdr C.T. Addis, RN) picks up 16 survivors from the British merchant Otterpool that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-30 about 130 nautical miles west of Ushant in position 48°45'N, 08°13'W.

29 Dec 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Scarborough (Cdr. N.V. Dickinson, RN) and HMS Candytuft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR). (2)

5 Apr 1941
German U-boat U-76 was sunk south of Iceland, in position 58°35'N, 20°20'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wolverine (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rowland, RN) and the British sloop HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. A.P. Northney, RN).

1 Oct 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt. A.P. Northey, DSC, RN) and HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR). (3)

24 Mar 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Rochester (Cdr. (retired) C.B. Allen, RN), HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, RN), HMS Ambuscade (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Fell, RN), HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C. Gervers, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Bradford (Lt.Cdr. J.N.K. Knight, RN) and ORP Blyscawica (Lt.Cdr. T. Gorazdowski, ORP, ORP). (4)

24 Mar 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C. Gervers, RN) and HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (5)

21 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Stork (Cdr. F.J. Walker, DSO, RN), HMS Convolvulus (T/Lt. R.C. Connell, RNR), HMS Gardenia (T/Lt. C.J. Jackson, RNVR), HMS Leith (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN), HMS Bradford (Lt.Cdr. J.N.K. Knight, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) and HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, RD, RNR). (6)

22 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr. H. Hill, RD, RNR), HMS Leamington (Lt. B.M.D. I'Anson, RN), HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS Columbine T/Lt. A.L. Turner, RNR) and HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, RN). (6)

8 Feb 1943
HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) picks up 55 survivors from the British merchant Empire Mordred that is sunk west of Gibraltar in position 35°58'N, 05°59'W on a mine laid on 1 / 2 February 1943 by German U-boat U-118.

6 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR), HMS Spiraea (Lt. A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR), HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, RN), HNoMS Rose and HMS Fleetwood (Cdr. W.B. Piggott, OBE, RD, RNR). (7)

13 Mar 1943
HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) picks up 69 survivors from the British merchant Clan Alpine that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-107 190 nautical miles west of Cape Finisterre in position 42°45'N, 13°31'W. The Clan Alpine was finally sunk by depth charges from HMS Scarborough.

4 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR), ? (can't read the ships name in Upstart's log), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR) and HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR). (8)

31 Aug 1943
HMS H 33 (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (9)

16 Nov 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Towy (Cdr. M.J Evans, OBE, RN), HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN), USS Bull, USS Schmitt and USS Frament. (10)

17 Jan 1944
HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) and anchored at Moville. (11)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) and anchored at Moville. (11)

5 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Geranium (T/Lt. G. Wallace, RNR), HMS Walker (Lt.Cdr. A.N. Rowell, RN) and HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (12)

5 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN) and HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, DSO, RN). (13)

26 Apr 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, DSC, RNR), HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, DSO, RN) and HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (14)

4 May 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Wanderer, HMS Drury (Lt. N.J. Parker, RN), HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) and HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (15)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15881
  2. ADM 173/16335
  3. ADM 173/16794
  4. File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 173/17271
  6. ADM 173/17201
  7. ADM 173/17756
  8. ADM 173/18373
  9. ADM 173/17785
  10. ADM 173/17788
  11. ADM 173/19199
  12. ADM 173/18492
  13. ADM 173/18513
  14. ADM 173/18527
  15. ADM 173/18473

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


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