HMS Hartland (Y 00)
Sloop of the Banff class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||29 Nov 1927|
|Launched||16 Jun 1928|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1941|
|Lost||8 Nov 1942|
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 name||USCGC Pontchartrain|
Commands listed for HMS Hartland (Y 00)
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|1||A/Cdr. David Edward Gillespie Wemyss, RN||30 Apr 1941||May 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Godfrey Philip Billot, RNR||May 1941||8 Nov 1942|
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Notable events involving Hartland include:
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)
22 Apr 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR), HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, RNR), HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR), HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN) and HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. S.G. Rivers-Smith, RN). (5)
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). (7)
- ADM 173/16761
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16787
- ADM 173/17191 + ADM 199/424
- ADM 173/17248
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17216
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.