HMS Kilmarnock (Z 11)
Patrol vessel of the Kil class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Pullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 May 1942|
|Laid down||24 Apr 1943|
|Launched||1 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Nov 1943|
Returned U.S.N. in December 1946.
|Former name||USS PCE 837|
Commands listed for HMS Kilmarnock (Z 11)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Binfield Brown, RNVR||13 Dec 1943||Aug 1944|
|2||T/Lt. Ivo Henry Bargrave-Deane, RNVR||Aug 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).