HMS Cape Comorin (FY 143)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||8 Apr 1936|
Completed on 15 May 1936.
Sold in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Cape Comorin (FY 143)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Ch.Skr. Peter Newman, RNR||4 Oct 1939||21 Dec 1939|
|2||Skr. Harold Ernest Moran, RNR||21 Dec 1939||16 Apr 1940|
|3||T/Lt. William Cameron Shaw, RNVR||16 Apr 1940||5 Jun 1940|
|4||T/S.Lt. Gordon Vincent Doubleday, RNVR||5 Jun 1940||26 May 1941|
|5||Lt. George Dudley Kelly, RNR||26 May 1941||10 Sep 1942|
|6||T/Lt. Nicholas Leadley Brown, RNVR||10 Sep 1942||23 Apr 1943|
|7||T/Lt. William Reginald Blower, RANVR||23 Apr 1943||31 Mar 1944|
|8||T/Lt. Frank Kenneth Turner, RNVR||31 Mar 1944||14 Mar 1945|
|9||T/Lt. Michael Early Ferrand Corley, RNVR||14 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Cape Comorin include:
1 Feb 1941
HMS L 27 (Lt. H.N. Edmonds, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Dartmouth, first with HMS St. Cathan (T/Lt. F. Twomey, RNR) and HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) and later with ML 157, ML 157, ML 160 and ML 166. (1)
6 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Rowan (T/Lt. R.O. Moore, RNVR), HMS Lord Essenden (A/Skr.Lt. F.A. Yeomans, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (2)
3 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Alisma (Lt. G. Lanning, RANVR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR), HNoMS Molde and HNoMS Narvik. (3)
4 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (3)
5 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). Also exercises were held with the boarding party of HMS Icarus (Lt.Cdr. R. Dyer, RN). (4)
26 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. M.E.F. Corley, RNVR), HMS Bridport (T/Lt. P.H. Bech, RNR), HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (5)
- ADM 173/16805 + ADM 199/658
- ADM 173/17922
- ADM 173/17773
- ADM 173/17927
- ADM 173/20331
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.