HMS St. Zeno (FY 280)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||12 Feb 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Jul 1940|
Displacement: 608 tons.
Lent to the United States Navy in February 1942.
Commands listed for HMS St. Zeno (FY 280)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Leslie Hugh Moorhouse, RNR||8 Jul 1940||25 Sep 1940|
|2||T/Lt. John Kirke Craig, RNVR||25 Sep 1940||Jul 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Raymond Shrimpton, RNVR||Jul 1943||31 Mar 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Colin Gordon McKenzie, SANF(V)||31 Mar 1944|
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Notable events involving St. Zeno include:
24 Feb 1942
HMS St. Zeno (Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR) picks up 24 survivors from the British merchant Empire Celt that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-158 about 420 nautical miles south-southeast of St. John's, Canada in position 43°50'N, 43°38'W.
7 Apr 1942
HMS St. Zeno (Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR) picks up 41 survivors from the British tanker British Splendour that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in position 35°07'N, 75°19'W.
17 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS St. Zeno (T/Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR), HMS Coventry City (T/Lt. J.C. Grose, RNR), another HMS trawler (unable to read the name in the log of HMS P 614) and HMS ML 271. (1)
10 Feb 1943
HMS St. Zeno (Lt. J.K. Craig, RNVR) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Queen Anne that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-509 8 nautical miles south-south-west of Cape Agulhas, South Africa in position 34°53'S, 19°51'E.
- ADM 173/17528
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.