Allied Warships

HMS Guillemot (L 89 / K 89)

Patrol vessel of the Kingfisher class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
ClassKingfisher 
PennantL 89 / K 89 
ModThird group 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Ordered6 Apr 1938 
Laid down22 Aug 1938 
Launched6 Jul 1939 
Commissioned28 Oct 1939 
End service 
HistorySold 6 June 1950.

 

Commands listed for HMS Guillemot (L 89 / K 89)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Henry Maxwell Darell-Brown, RN19 Oct 193928 Jan 1941
2Lt.Cdr. William Spooner Donald, DSC, RN28 Jan 194111 Jul 1941
3Lt. Samuel Richard le Hunte Lombard-Hobson, RN11 Jul 194125 Jul 1942
4Lt. Hedley Ian Saxton White, RNR25 Jul 1942early 1945
5T/Lt. Michael Rayner Thwaites, RNVRearly 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Guillemot include:


7 Nov 1939
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Kashmir (Cdr. H.A. King, RN) and HMS Guillemot (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN). (1)

10 Nov 1939
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Guillemot (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN) and MA/SB's. (2)

13 Nov 1939
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Guillemot (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN) and trawlers. (2)

7 Oct 1940
HMS H 28 (Lt. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) conducted attack exercises off Harwich. HMS Guillemot (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN) served as target ship during these exercises. (3)

8 Jan 1941
With her refit completed, HMS H 44 (Lt. A.R.Hezlet, RN), departed Sheerness for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Guillemot (Lt.Cdr. H.M. Darell-Brown, RN). (4)

24 Oct 1942
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) and HMS H 33 (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC, RN) both departed Sheerness for Portsmouth. They were escorted by HMS Guillemot (Lt. H.I.S. White, RNR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15698
  2. ADM 173/15689
  3. ADM 173/16273
  4. ADM 173/16779
  5. ADM 173/17580

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


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