HMS Bittern (L 07)
Sloop of the Bittern class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Ordered||26 May 1936|
|Laid down||27 Aug 1936|
|Launched||14 Jul 1937|
|Commissioned||15 Mar 1938|
|Lost||30 Apr 1940|
|Loss position||64° 28'N, 11° 30'E|
The British sloop HMS Bittern (L 07) lost on 30 Apr 1940 in position 64° 28'N, 11° 30'E.
HMS Bittern (Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN) was sunk by German bombers off Namsos, Norway in position 64º28'N, 11º30'E.
Commands listed for HMS Bittern (L 07)
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|1||Cdr. George Frederick Stevens-Guille, OBE, RN||3 Jan 1939||28 Nov 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Henry Mills, RN||28 Nov 1939||30 Apr 1940|
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Notable events involving Bittern include:
Around 0930/10, HMS Oberon, took station astern of a convoy until 1600 hours when she joined HMS Matabele (Cdr. G.K. Whitmy-Smith, RN) which remained with Oberon until she was off Dundee on the 13th. (1)
- ADM 173/15802
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