Allied Warships

HMS Mansfield (G 76)

Destroyer of the Town class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassTown 
PennantG 76 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Dec 1917 
Launched30 Oct 1918 
Commissioned23 Oct 1940 
End service22 Jun 1944 
History

From December 1940 to March 1942 loaned to Royal Norwegian Navy as HNoMS Mansfield (G 76).
from September 1942 to June 1944 loaned to Royal Canadian Navy
decommissioned on 22 June 1944 and sold for scrap at Vancouver.  

Former nameUSS Evans (DD 78)

Commands listed for HMS Mansfield (G 76)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Archibald Rosebery Cartwright, RN23 Oct 1940Dec 1940

2Lt.Cdr. Leonard Charles Hill, OBE, RNRMar 19427 Jul 1943
3Lt.Cdr. Frederick John Gwynn Jones, RD, RNR7 Jul 1943late 1943

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Notable events involving Mansfield include:


17 Mar 1943

HMS Mansfield (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR) picks up 61 survivors from the Dutch merchant Terkoelei that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-631 in the North Atlantic in position 51°45'N, 31°15'W.

HMS Mansfield also picks up 16 survivors from the American merchant Ir?n?e Du Pont that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-600 in the North Atlantic in position 50°36'N, 34°30'W. The abandoned Ir?n?e Du Pont was later sunk by German U-boat U-91 in position 50°38'N, 34°46'W.

5 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. H. Day, RN), HMS Vanquisher (Lt.Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) and HMS Mansfield (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR). (1)

7 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with and HMS Mansfield (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR) and HMS Vanquisher (Lt.Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, RN). (1)

14 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Amazon (Lt.Cdr. D.H.P. Gardiner, DSC, RN), HMS Witherington (Lt.Cdr. R.B.S. Tennant, RN), HMS Folkestone (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, OBE, RN) and HMS Mansfield (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR). (1)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17783

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


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