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:
1 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Rosthern (Cdr. P.B. Cross, RCNVR), USS Niblack (Lt.Cdr. E.R. Durgin, USN), HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr. (retired) F.B. Proudfoot, RN) and HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN). (2)
2 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN), HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN) and HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (2)
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). (3)
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). (4)
- ADM 173/16373
- File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17782
- ADM 173/18373
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.