HMS Lowestoft (L 59 / U 59)
Sloop of the Grimsby class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Pennant||L 59 / U 59|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.): J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||1 May 1933|
|Laid down||21 Aug 1933|
|Launched||11 Apr 1934|
|Commissioned||22 Nov 1934|
HMS Lowestoft is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
Sold 4 October 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Lowestoft (L 59 / U 59)
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|1||Cdr. Arthur Macdonnell Knapp, RN||15 Aug 1938||8 Jan 1941|
|2||Cdr. Ughtred Henry Ramsden James, RN||8 Jan 1941||21 Jul 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN||21 Jul 1941||Aug 1942|
|4||A/Cdr. John Rochfort D'Oyly, RN||17 Nov 1942||Jan 1943|
|5||Lt. Thomas Keppel Edge-Partington, RN||Jan 1943||23 Mar 1943|
|6||A/Cdr. (retired) Lawrence Henry Phillips, RN||23 Mar 1943||Jun 1945|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Charles Grenville Cowley, RN||Jun 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Lowestoft include:
7 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR), HMS Lowestoft (A/Cdr.(Retd.) L.H. Phillips, RN) and HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR). (2)
9 May 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises in Lough Foyle with HMS Lowestoft (A/Cdr.(Retd.) L.H. Phillips, RN), HMS Bergamot (Lt. R.T. Horan, RNR) and HMS Bryony (T/Lt. T. Hand, RNR). (3)
- ADM 173/16373
- ADM 173/17782
- ADM 173/18373
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.