Allied Warships

HMS Sheldrake (L 06 / K 06)

Patrol vessel of the Kingfisher class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
ClassKingfisher 
PennantL 06 / K 06 
ModSecond group 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered21 Jan 1936 
Laid down21 Jun 1936 
Launched28 Jan 1937 
Commissioned1 Jul 1937 
End service 
History

Sold to China on 12 August 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Sheldrake (L 06 / K 06)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie, RN5 Apr 193821 Oct 1940
2Cdr. (retired) the Hon. Valentine Maurice Wyndham-Quin, RN21 Oct 194030 Jan 1941
3Cdr. (retired) Edmund Hugh Hopkinson, RN30 Jan 194128 Jun 1941
4Lt. Roland Chisnell Watkin, RN28 Jun 19412 Jun 1942
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Popkis Chapman, RNR2 Jun 194218 Dec 1942
6Lt. Gerald Joseph Parry, RNR18 Dec 194213 Oct 1943
7T/Lt. Joseph Davidson Love, RNR13 Oct 194318 Dec 1943
8T/Lt. Thomas Charles Harrison, RNVR18 Dec 194322 Mar 1945
9T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Henry Riches, RNVR22 Mar 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Sheldrake include:


25 Mar 1941
HMS Sealion (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Harwich for Portsmouth. Again she made the passage with HMS Sunfish (Lt. G.R. Colvin, RN), HMS Undaunted (Lt. J.L. Livesey, RN) and ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. B. Karnicki). Escort was now provided by HMS Sheldrake (Cdr.(Retd.) E.H. Hopkinson, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16956

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


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