HMS Whimbrel (U 29)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)|
|Ordered||8 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||31 Oct 1941|
|Launched||25 Aug 1942|
|Commissioned||13 Jan 1943|
Sold to the Egyptian Navy November 1949 and renamed Farouq.
As of January 2004 this vessel is currently in an Eygptian dry dock and it's future is being negotiated with British authorities in the hope it may be returned to England and restored as a museum.
Commands listed for HMS Whimbrel (U 29)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Josselyn Moore, DSC, RNR||2 Dec 1942||20 Apr 1944|
|2||Cdr. Eric Hewitt, RD, RNR||20 Apr 1944||23 Nov 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Norman Robins Murch, RN||23 Nov 1944||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Whimbrel include:
14 Apr 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, DSC, RNR), HMS Jonquil (T/Lt. R.W. Tretheway, RNR), HMCS Kenogami (T/Lt. J.L. Percy, RCNVR) and HMS Ilfracombe (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Clark, DSC, RN). (1)
17 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, DSC, RNR), HrMs Johan Maurits van Nassau (Cdr. A. de Booy, RNN), HMS Myosotis (T/Lt. R. Lugg, RNR), HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN) and HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, RN). (2)
8 Mar 1944
HMS Terrapin (Lt.Cdr. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and 2 bars, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Starling (Capt. F.W. Walker, CB, DSO and 2 Bars, RN) and HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, DSC, RNR). Following these A/S exercises a practice attack was made on HMS Starling. (3)
2 Sep 1945
HMS Whimbrel (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN) was present at the official surrender of the Imperial Japanese Forces in Tokyo Bay.
- ADM 173/17827
- ADM 173/17786
- ADM 173/18996
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.