HMS Le Tiger (FY 243)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||27 Feb 1937|
Completed in May 1937.
Lent to the United States Navy in March 1942 along with her crew to operate of the US East coast under USN control, returned to RN control in October 1942.
Sold in October 1945 to the Hull Ice Co.
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Commands listed for HMS Le Tiger (FY 243)
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|1||Skr. Arthur Richard Lewis, RNR||10 Dec 1939||24 Jan 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Alfred Hunter Ballard, RNR||24 Jan 1940||10 Apr 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Alfred Laurence Turner, RNR||10 Apr 1940||mid 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Colin Arthur Hoodless, RNR||6 Nov 1940||7 Jul 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Robert Fulton Walker, RNVR||7 Jul 1943||21 Mar 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Albert Brady, RNVR||21 Mar 1944|
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Notable events involving Le Tiger include:
[No logs are available for HMS Oberon for the months of January to June 1940 so no other details on her operations can be given here other then the ones currently listed.] (1)
5 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Enchantress (Lt.Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, RN) and HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR). (2)
1 Dec 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN), HMS Sandwich (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) R.C. Gervers, RN) and HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR). (3)
3 Jul 1942
HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) picks up 31 survivors of the American merchant Alexander Macomb that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-215 east of Cape Cod in position 41°48'N, 66°35'W. Shortly afterwards U-215 was sunk in position 41°48'N, 66°38'W by depth charges from HMS Le Tiger.
On 13 July 2004 it is reported that the wreck of U-215 was found.
9 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR). (4)
- ADM 173/15805
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16767
- ADM 173/17529
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.