Allied Warships

HMS Peacock (U 96)

Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassModified Black Swan 
PennantU 96 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered27 Mar 1941 
Laid down29 Nov 1942 
Launched11 Dec 1943 
Commissioned10 May 1944 
End service 

Scrapped 7 May 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Peacock (U 96)

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1Lt.Cdr. Richard Been Stannard, VC, DSO, RD, RNR3 Mar 1944Jun 1945
2A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Meares Osborne, DSC, RANVR25 Jun 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Peacock include:

2 Sep 1944
German U-boat U-394 was sunk in the Norwegian Sea some nautical miles south-east of Jan Mayen island, Norway, in position 69°47'N, 04°10'E, by rockets and depth charges from a Swordfish aircraft (Sqdn. 825) from the British escort carrier HMS Vindex (Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss, RN), and the British destroyers HMS Keppel (Cdr. I.J. Tyson, DSO, DSC, RNR) and HMS Whitehall (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Cowell, DSC, RN) and the British sloops HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN) and HMS Peacock (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Stannard, VC, DSO, RNR).

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