HMS Vetch (K 132)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||31 Aug 1939|
|Laid down||15 Mar 1941|
|Launched||27 May 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Aug 1941|
Sold in August 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Vetch (K 132)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Herbert James Beverley, DSC, RNR||Jul 1941||mid 1943|
|2||Lt. Kenneth Michael Bertie Menzies, RNR||mid 1943||Apr 1945|
|3||T/Lt. David Malcolm Edwards, DSC, RNR||Apr 1945||Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Vetch include:
14 Apr 1942
German U-boat U-252 was sunk at 2230hrs on 14 April 1942 in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in approximate position 47°00'N, 18°14'W, by depth charges from the British sloop HMS Stork (Cdr. F.J. Walker, DSO, RN) and the British corvette HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSC, RNR).
6 Oct 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR), HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Duncton (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR), HMS Marigold (Lt. J.A.S. Halcrow, RD, RNR), HMS Sapphire (T/Lt. E.G.le G. Berry, RNVR), HMS Gardenia (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR) and HMS Convolvulus (A/Lt.Cdr. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR). (1)
1 Apr 1943
HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Pentstemon (T/Lt. D.C. Williams, RNVR) and HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR). (2)
25 May 1943
German U-boat U-414 was sunk in the western Mediterranean north-west of Ten?s, in position 36°31'N, 00°40'E, by depth charges from the British corvette HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR).
- ADM 173/17254
- ADM 173/18324
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.