HMS Daneman (FY 123)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||12 Apr 1937|
|Lost||8 May 1943|
|Loss position||58° 03'N, 44° 00'W|
Completed in July 1937.
HMT Daneman (T/Lt. Stanley Leith Friend, RNVR) is believed to have struck a submerged iceberg in the North Atlantic. Sunk in position 58º03N, 44º00W after being taken in tow on 8 May 1943.
Commands listed for HMS Daneman (FY 123)
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|1||Skr. Alexander Flett, RNR||22 Oct 1939||24 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt. Ronald Winston Davies, RN||24 Feb 1940||25 Jun 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Alfred Hunter Ballard, RNR||25 Jun 1940||8 Jul 1941|
|4||T/Lt. George Otto Thompson Dawson Henderson, RNVR||8 Jul 1941||20 Feb 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Stanley Leith Friend, RNVR||20 Feb 1943||8 May 1943|
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Notable events involving Daneman include:
8 May 1941
HMS Daneman (Lt. A.H. Ballard, RNR) picks up the survivors from the Norwegian merchant Eastern Star that was torpedoed and sunk about 200 nautical miles south-west of Reykjavik, Iceland by German U-boat U-94.
9 May 1941
HMS Daneman (Lt. A.H. Ballard, RNR) picks up 66 survivors from the British merchant Gregalia that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-201 east-north-east of Cape Farewell in position 60°24'N, 32°37'W.
28 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR), HMS Daneman (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. S. Boucher, RN) and HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (1)
29 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Daneman (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. S. Boucher, RN), HMS Asphodel (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN), USS Spry (Lt. M.W. Firth, USN) and HMS Pennyworth (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/17201
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.