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:
26 Apr 1944
Around noon, three submarines made rendez-vous, these were, HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Porpoise (Lt.Cdr. H.A.L. Marsham, OBE, RN) and HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN). They were joined by there escort towards Gibraltar, HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR). (1)
8 May 1944
HMS Vivid (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) left patrol around 1400 hours. Later that day, at 1910 hours, she made rendez-vous with her escort towards Gibraltar, HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR). (2)
14 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Agate (T/Lt. R.J. Langley, RANVR), HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Totland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Tourtel, RNR). (3)
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).
- ADM 173/18461
- ADM 199/1876
- ADM 173/19446
- ADM 173/20229
- ADM 173/20231
- ADM 173/20232
- ADM 173/20259
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.