HMS Mansfield (G 76)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Bath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||28 Dec 1917|
|Launched||30 Oct 1918|
|Commissioned||23 Oct 1940|
|End service||22 Jun 1944|
From December 1940 to March 1942 loaned to Royal Norwegian Navy as HNoMS Mansfield (G 76).
|Former name||USS Evans (DD 78)|
Commands listed for HMS Mansfield (G 76)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Archibald Rosebery Cartwright, RN||23 Oct 1940||Dec 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Leonard Charles Hill, OBE, RNR||Mar 1942||7 Jul 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Frederick John Gwynn Jones, RD, RNR||7 Jul 1943||late 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)
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)
- ADM 173/17783
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.