HMS Totland (Y 88)
Sloop of the Banff class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Launched||7 Oct 1931|
|Commissioned||12 May 1941|
|End service||May 1946|
Returned to the United States in May 1946. She was renamed USCGC Mocoma and designated WPG-163. Recommissioned in the Coast Guard on 20 March 1947. Decommissioned on 8 May 1950. Sold on 15 July 1955.
HMS Totland is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List
|Former name||USCGC Cayuga|
Commands listed for HMS Totland (Y 88)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Selwyn Gerold Caygill Rawson, RN||Jun 1941||10 Oct 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Frank Alan Winson Ramsay, DSO, DSC, RD, RN||10 Oct 1942||30 Oct 1942 (+)|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Leslie Ernest Woodhouse, RN||30 Oct 1942||7 Jul 1943|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Hector Edward Tourtel, RNR||7 Jul 1943||23 Oct 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. George David Davies, DSC, RNR||23 Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Totland include:
4 Jul 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. A.C.G. Mars, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, RN), HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) S.G.C. Rawson, RN) and HMS Skate (Lt. F.P. Baker, DSC, RN). (1)
11 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. H.H.D. MacKillican, DSC, RNR), ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel, ORP), HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) S.G.C. Rawson, RN) and HMS Weston (Cdr. (Retd.) J.G. Sutton, RN). (2)
21 May 1942
HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr. S.G.C. Rawson, RN) picks up 12 survivors from the British merchant New Brunswick that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-159 about 140 nautical miles east-south-east of Santa Maria, Azores in position 36°53'N, 22°55'W.
8 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Scimitar (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RNR), HMS Gorleston (Cdr.(Retd.) R.W. Keymer, RN), HMS Wellington (Lt. L.G. Toone, RN) and HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Woodhouse, RN). (4)
23 Feb 1943
German U-boat U-522 was sunk in the mid-Atlantic south-west of Madeira in position 31°27'N, 26°22'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Woodhouse).
23 Feb 1943
HMS Totland (Lt.Cdr. L.E. Woodhouse) picks up 65 survivors from the American tanker Esso Baton Rouge that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-202 about 400 nautical miles south of the Azores in position 31°15'N, 27°22'W.
HMS Totland also picks up 53 survivors from the British tanker Empire Norseman that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-382 about 400 nautical miles south of the Azores. The damaged Empire Norseman was hit a few minutes later by another torpedo this time fired by U-202. 1.5 hours later the drifting wreck of the Empire Norseman was sunk by a coup de gr?ce from U-558.
13 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR), HMS Totland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Tourtel, RNR) and HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN). (5)
- ADM 173/16783
- ADM 173/17201
- ADM 173/17253
- ADM 173/17790
- ADM 173/17927
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.