Allied Warships

HMS Hartland (Y 00)

Sloop of the Banff class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassBanff 
PennantY 00 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down29 Nov 1927 
Launched16 Jun 1928 
Commissioned30 Apr 1941 
Lost8 Nov 1942 
History

HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. Godfrey Philip Billot, RNR) was sunk by gunfire off Oran Harbour during the Allied landings in North Africa. 34 of her crew went down with the ship.  

Former nameUSCGC Pontchartrain

Commands listed for HMS Hartland (Y 00)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Cdr. David Edward Gillespie Wemyss, RN30 Apr 1941May 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Godfrey Philip Billot, RNRMay 19418 Nov 1942

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Notable events involving Hartland include:


8 Jun 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Culver (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, RN) and HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR). (1)

9 Jun 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Culver (Lt.Cdr. R.T. Gordon-Duff, RN) and HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR). (1)

6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Landman, RN), HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR), HMS Ibis (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN) and HMS Sunflower (Lt.Cdr. J.T. Jones, RD, RNR). (2)

20 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Walney (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Meyrick, RN), HMS Aberdeen (Lt. S.G. Rivers-Smith, RN), HMS Enchantress (Lt.Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, RN), HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR) and HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Landman, RN). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16761
  2. File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17216

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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