Allied Warships

HMS Kilmarnock (Z 11)

Patrol vessel of the Kil class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
ClassKil 
PennantZ 11 
Built byPullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 May 1942 
Laid down24 Apr 1943 
Launched1 Oct 1943 
Commissioned13 Nov 1943 
End service 
History

Returned U.S.N. in December 1946.

 
Former nameUSS PCE 837

Commands listed for HMS Kilmarnock (Z 11)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Binfield Brown, RNVR13 Dec 1943Aug 1944
2T/Lt. Ivo Henry Bargrave-Deane, RNVRAug 1944

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Notable events involving Kilmarnock include:


15 May 1944
German U-boat U-731 was sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar north of Tangier, in position 35°54'N, 05°45'W, by depth charges from the British patrol vessel HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR), the British A/S trawler HMS Blackfly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Hughes, DSC, RNR) and 2 US Catalina aircraft (VP-63 USN/P-1 & P-14).


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