Allied Warships

HMS Kildwick (Z 06)

Patrol vessel of the Kil class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
PennantZ 06 
Built byPullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 May 1942 
Laid down5 Feb 1943 
Launched10 Jul 1943 
Commissioned27 Sep 1943 
End service 

Returned U.S.N. in December 1946.
Sold to Fager Lines, Norway in 1947 and converted to a passenger boat in 1949 being renamed M/S Sunnfjord.
Laid up in Bergen in June 1973.
Renamed Sunnfjord II in 1978.
Sank while under tow to new owners in Oslo in october 1983.

Former nameUSS PCE 832

Commands listed for HMS Kildwick (Z 06)

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1T/Lt. Peter Pannell, RNVRNov 1943

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Notable events involving Kildwick include:

26 Feb 1944
HMS Kildwick (Lt. P. Pannell) picks up 57 survivors from the British merchant Silvermaple that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-66 about 130 nautical miles west of Takoradi in position 04°44'N, 03°20'W.

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