HMS Cornelian (T 15)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||8 Jul 1933|
Completed in August 1933.
Sold in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Cornelian (T 15)
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|1||Boatswain John Allsop, RN||15 Jun 1939||14 Feb 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Harold Fletcher Hayes, RNVR||14 Feb 1940||1 Jul 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Sydney Gorrell, RNR||1 Jul 1941|
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Notable events involving Cornelian include:
26 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), ORP Krakowiak (Lt.Cdr. W. Maracewicz) and later with HMS Cornelian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gorrell, RNR). (1)
11 Feb 1945
HMS Cornelian (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gorrell, RNR) picks up 16 survivors from the Belgian merchant Persier that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-1017 off the Eddystone Lighthouse in position 50°14'N, 04°20'W.
- ADM 173/17921
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.