HMS Hart (U 58)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||18 Dec 1941|
|Laid down||27 Mar 1942|
|Launched||7 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Dec 1943|
Sold to the West German Navy in 1958.
Commands listed for HMS Hart (U 58)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Martyn Butt Sherwood, DSO, RN||1 Oct 1943||25 Sep 1944|
|2||A/Cdr. (retired) Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN||25 Sep 1944||16 Mar 1945|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Denis White, RD, RNR||16 Mar 1945||May 1945|
|4||A/Cdr. (retired) Henry Fawcus Gerrans Leftwich, RN||May 1945||18 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Hart include:
2 Feb 1944
HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hart (Cdr.(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Woodcock (Cdr.(Retd.) J.F. Blackburn, DSO, RN) and HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (1)
17 Apr 1944
HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted trials and exercises off Gibraltar. The exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Hart (Cdr.(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN) and her escort group.
22 Sep 1944
HMS Malaya (Cdr. D.H. Fuller, RN) departed Plymouth for Rosyth. She was being escorted by HMS Hart (Cdr. (retired) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Lark (Cdr. H.L. Pryse, DSC, RNR) and HMS Skate (Lt. J.H. Macalister, RNVR).
At 1325/24, HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN) took over from HMS Hart and HMS Lark. [The other escorts apparently had been detached by this time.]
Around 0945/25, HMS Malaya arrived off Rosyth. (3)
- ADM 173/18851
- ADM 173/19443
- ADM 53/119848
- ADM 173/18861
- ADM 173/19949
- ADM 173/20128
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.