HMS St. Kenan (FY 264)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||1 Oct 1936|
Completed on 16 November 1936.
Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS St. Kenan (FY 264)
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|1||Skr. Abraham Goodings, RNR||22 Oct 1939||14 Feb 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Albert William James, RNR||14 Feb 1940||24 Jun 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Herbert James Beverley, RNR||24 Jun 1940||20 Jan 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Robert Roy Simpson, RNR||20 Jan 1941||24 Sep 1942|
|5||Lt. John Mackay, RNR||24 Sep 1942||mid/late43|
|6||T/Lt. Albert William James, RNR||mid/late43||Dec 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Stanley Leith Friend, RNVR||Dec 1943||Jan 1944|
|8||T/Lt. John Basil Newland, RNVR||Jan 1944|
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Notable events involving St. Kenan include:
16 Aug 1940
HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. H.J. Beverley, RNR) picks up nine survivors from the Swedish merchant Nils Gorthon that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-60 about 25 nautical miles north-north-east of Malin Head in position 55°45'N, 07°05'W.
13 Sep 1942
HMS St. Kenan (T/Lt. R.R. Simpson, RNR) picks up survivors from the American merchant Oliver Ellsworth that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-408 about 100 nautical miles south-west of Spitsbergen in position 75°52'N, 07°55'E.
- ADM 173/16768
- ADM 173/16721
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16787
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.