Allied Warships

HMS Snapdragon (K 10)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 10 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered31 Aug 1939 
Laid down27 Sep 1939 
Launched3 Sep 1940 
Commissioned28 Oct 1940 
Lost19 Dec 1942 
Loss position32° 18'N, 19° 54'E
History

HMS Snapdragon (Cdr. Hugh Crofton Simms, DSO, RN) was sunk by German bombers north-west of Benghazi, Libya in position 32º18'N, 19º54'E.

 

Commands listed for HMS Snapdragon (K 10)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Edward Campbell Hulton, RN30 Aug 194028 Feb 1941
2T/Lt. Philip Hastings Potter, RNR28 Feb 194130 Sep 1942
3Cdr. Hugh Crofton Simms, DSO, RN30 Sep 194219 Dec 1942

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Notable events involving Snapdragon include:


10 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Snapdragon (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN) and FFL Chevreul (Lt. F.P.E. Fourlinnie). (1)

14 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Snapdragon (Lt.Cdr. E.C. Hulton, RN) and HMS Jonquil (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16308

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


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