HMS Sennen (Y 21)
Sloop of the Banff class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||23 May 1928|
|Launched||11 Oct 1928|
|Commissioned||12 May 1941|
|End service||27 Mar 1946|
Returned to the United States on 27 March 1946. Her recommissioning was cancelled and she was sold on 25 March 1948.
|Former name||USCGC Champlain|
Commands listed for HMS Sennen (Y 21)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. David Charles Kinloch, RN||Jun 1941||11 Nov 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Rider Stewart Abram, RN||11 Nov 1941||12 Feb 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Frederick Harold Thornton, RNR||12 Feb 1943||8 May 1945|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. Bernard Morland Skinner, RN||8 May 1945||16 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Sennen include:
19 May 1943
German U-boat U-954 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland in position 54°54'N, 34°19'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO, RNR) and the British sloop HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Thornton, DSC, RNR).