HMS Grimsby (L 16 / U 16)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 16 / U 16|
|Built by||Devonport dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 Nov 1932|
|Laid down||23 Jan 1933|
|Launched||19 Jul 1933|
|Commissioned||17 May 1934|
|Lost||25 May 1941|
|Loss position||32° 30'N, 24° 40'E|
HMS Grimsby (Cdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN) was sunk by German aircraft about 40 nautical miles north-east of Tobruk, Libya in position 32º30'N, 24º.40'E.
Commands listed for HMS Grimsby (L 16 / U 16)
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|1||Capt. Alfred Spalding Russell, RN||10 Feb 1939||11 Dec 1939|
|2||Cdr. Kenneth Judge D'Arcy, RN||11 Dec 1939||25 May 1941|
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Notable events involving Grimsby include:
6 Nov 1939
HMS Triton (Lt.Cdr. H.P. de C. Steel, RN) departed from Rosyth for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Skagerrak.
Before proceeding on patrol Triton carries out exercises with HMS Grimsby (Capt. A.S. Russell, RN). (1)
- ADM 199/1847
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.