HMS Fishguard (Y 59)
Sloop of the Banff class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||5 Dec 1927|
|Launched||12 Jun 1928|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1941|
|End service||27 Mar 1946|
From mid-1941 to mid-1943 served with the 44th Escort Group, Atlantic Convoys, operating from Londonderry. Early 1944 to mid-1945 Eastern Fleet, Indian Ocean. operating out of Kilindini, Kenya. Mid-1945 Ceylon and SE. Asia, South China Sea. Crew returned to UK December 1945. After her service with the Royal Navy, the cutter was returned to the United States on 27 March 1946. Her recommissioning was cancelled and she was sold on 24 October 1947.
|Former name||USCGC Tahoe|
Commands listed for HMS Fishguard (Y 59)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Henry Leslie Pryse, RNR||Apr 1941||1 Oct 1943|
|2||Lt. Charles Donovan Smith, DSC, RNR||1 Oct 1943||Jul 1945|
|3||A/Lt.Cdr. Curt George Scott, RNVR||Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Fishguard include:
2 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Egret (Cdr. C.R.S. Farquhar, RN), HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR) and HMS Arctic Explorer (T/Lt. C. Pawley, RNVR). (2)
21 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN), HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Banff (Lt. P. Brett, RNR). (3)
28 Mar 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR), HMS Keppel (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN) and HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR). (4)
18 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Havelock (Cdr. R.C. Boyle, DSC, RN), HMS Exe (A/Cdr. M.A.O. Biddulph, DSC, RN) and HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR). (5)
19 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Fishguard (Lt.Cdr. H.L. Pryse, RNR), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR or Lt.Cdr. G.S. Grant, RNR), HMS Pennyworth (Lt. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR), HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RD, RNR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Clover (Lt. P.H. Grieves, RNR). (6)
3 May 1944
Boarded U-852 after British aircraft fatally damaged her as she beached near Ras Mabber, off the Somali coast on 3 May 1944. British forces captured her crew. (9)
- ADM 173/16786
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17790
- ADM 173/17792
- ADM 173/17795
- ADM 173/17925
- ADM 173/17788
- ADM 173/17777
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.