Allied Warships

HMS Lulworth (Y 60)

Sloop of the Banff class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassBanff 
PennantY 60 
Built byBethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down14 Nov 1927 
Launched19 May 1928 
Commissioned2 May 1941 
End service12 Feb 1946 
History

Returned to the United States on 12 February 1946 and sold on 23 October 1947.

 
Former nameUSCGC Chelan

Commands listed for HMS Lulworth (Y 60)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Clive Gwinner, RNJun 194124 Feb 1943
2Lt.Cdr. Reginald Cyril Stevens Woolley, RNR24 Feb 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving Lulworth include:


27 Aug 1941
HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN) picks up 27 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Segundo that was torpedoed and sunk west of Ireland in position 53°36'N, 16°40'W by German U-boat U-557.

23 Sep 1941
HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN) picks up 37 survivors from the British merchant Niceto de Larrinaga that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-103 south-west of the Canary Islands in position 27°32'N, 24°26'W.

24 Sep 1941
HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN) picks up 5 survivors from the British merchant St. Clair II that was torpedoed and sunk west-northwest of the Canary Islands in position 30°25'N, 23°35'W by German U-boat U-67.

31 Oct 1941
HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN) picks up 22 survivors from the Dutch merchant Bennekom that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-96 in convoy OS-10 about 530 nautical miles west of Cape Clear in position 51°20'N, 23°40'W.

11 Jun 1942
HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN) picks up 20 survivors from the British tanker Geo H. Jones that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-455 north-northeast of the Azores in position 45°40'N, 22°40'W.

11 Jun 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN) and HMS Bideford (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Moore, RNR).

After completing these exercises HMS H 28 set course for Rothesay escorted by HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR). (1)

14 Jul 1942
The Italian submarine Pietro Calvi (offsite link) was sunk south of the Azores by the British sloop HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr. C. Gwinner, RN). Lulworth forced the Italian submarine to the surface by depth charging and then shelled the Pietro Calvi rending it incapable to dive. In the end the Italians abandoned ship and scuttled the submarine.

8 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Llandudno (T/Lt. E.M. Betts, RNR), HMS King Sol (Lt. P.A. Read, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (2)

20 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17202
  2. ADM 173/17244
  3. ADM 173/17790

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


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