Allied Warships

HMS Mallard (L 42 / K 42)

Patrol vessel of the Kingfisher class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
PennantL 42 / K 42 
ModFirst group 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered21 Mar 1935 
Laid down12 Jun 1935 
Launched26 Mar 1936 
Commissioned15 Jul 1936 
End service 
HistorySold 21 April 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Mallard (L 42 / K 42)

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1Lt.Cdr. Dennis Victor Clift, RN20 May 19382 Oct 1939
2Cdr. (retired) Charles Gordon Norrie Graham, RN2 Oct 193912 Mar 1940
3Cdr. (retired) the Hon. Valentine Maurice Wyndham-Quin, RN12 Mar 194018 Oct 1940
4Lt. Hedley Ian Saxton White, RNR18 Oct 194020 May 1941
5Lt.Cdr. Derry Parsons, RD, RNR20 May 194130 Mar 1943
6Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Victor Alexander Christian Henry George de Mauny, RN30 Mar 19431 Jul 1945
7T/Lt. Michael Rayner Thwaites, RNVRearly 194523 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Mallard include:

30 Sep 1940
HMS Mallard (the Hon. V.M. Wyndham-Quin, RN) is mined near Harwich. She is badly damaged. Repairs last to May 1941.

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