HMS Burwell (H 94)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp., (Squantum, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||20 Apr 1918|
|Launched||28 Aug 1918|
|Commissioned||9 Oct 1940|
|End service||4 Mar 1947|
HMS Burwell is not listed as active unit in the January 1945 Navy List
Decommissioned and sold for scrap on 4 March 1947.
|Former name||USS Laub (DD 263)|
Commands listed for HMS Burwell (H 94)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Sidney Richard James Woods, RNR||9 Oct 1940||mid 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Thomas Stanley Lane Fox-Pitt, RN||3 Aug 1942||Oct 1942|
|3||Lt. Anthony Heron Parish, RN||1 Nov 1942||9 Aug 1943|
|4||Lt. Alan Vincent Turner, RNVR||8 Sep 1943||22 Aug 1944|
|5||Lt. John Rowlands Pritchard, DSC, RNVR||22 Aug 1944||late 1944|
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Notable events involving Burwell include:
10 May 1941
The Belgian merchant Gand was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-556 about 210 miles south-east of Cape Farewell. HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR) later picks up 43 survivors and landed them at Reykjavik on 17 May.
14 Apr 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with USS Mayo (Lt.Cdr. I.T. Duke, USN), HNoMS Rose, HMS Venomous (Cdr. H.W. Falcon-Steward, RN), HMS Burwell (Lt.Cdr. S.R.J. Woods, RNR), HNoMS Acanthus, USS Simpson (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Burke, USN), HNoMS Potentilla and HNoMS Eglantine. (1)
14 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Coverley (T/Lt. L.R. Lord, RNVR), HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. G.W. Slough, RANVR). (2)
23 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS St. Laurent (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Agassiz (T/Lt. E.M. More, RCNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (3)
24 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS St. Francis (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN), HMS Tweed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN), HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR) and HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17923
- ADM 173/17925
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.