Allied Warships

HMS Scalby Wyke (FY 258)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 258 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched23 Mar 1935 
CommissionedJan 1940 
End service 
History

Completed in May 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty in October 1939.
Displacement: 443 tons.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Scrapped at Zelzate, Belgium on 6 February 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Scalby Wyke (FY 258)

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CommanderFromTo
1Ch.Skr. Samuel Bass, RNR25 Jan 194017 Jan 1941
2Skr. Charles Alfred Johnson, RNR17 Jan 19415 Nov 1941
3Skr.Lt. Richard Bland, RD, RNR5 Nov 1941Jan 1942
4Skr. Charles Alfred Grimmer, RNRJan 194225 Sep 1943
5Skr. Angus Mackay, RNR25 Sep 1943

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Notable events involving Scalby Wyke include:


13 Jan 1942
HMS P 37 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. C.A. Grimmer, RNR). (1)

3 May 1942
HMS Utmost (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN). departed Blyth for passage to Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Thunderbolt (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Crouch, DSO and Bar, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. C.A. Grimmer, RNR). Off Dundee they were joined by the Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) that was on passage to Scapa Flow.

The next day HrMs O 14 and HMS Scalby Wyke proceeded to Scapa Flow while HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN) took over the escort of HMS Utmost and HMS Thunderbolt. (2)

28 Aug 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) shifted from Scapa Flow to Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. C.A. Grimmer, RNR). (3)

30 Nov 1942
HMS P 216 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day together with HMS P 312 (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) until 1300/1 when HMS Foxtrot took over the escort. (4)

15 Dec 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Rothesay. she was escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. C.A. Grimmer, RNR). (5)

20 Feb 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Dundee for Rosyth. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until 1045/21 when HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) took over the escort. (6)

25 Feb 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) departed from Holy Loch for her 17th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Norwegian Coast. During the passage to Lerwick she was escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR).

For the daily positions of HMS Tuna during this patrol see the map below.

(7)

15 Sep 1943
HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) embarked a Norwegian party of 9 men and stores at Scapa Flow. She then set course for Lerwick escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR). (4)

23 Sep 1943
HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. She departed later the same day for Blyth. Passage was made together with HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) that was to proceed to Dundee. They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (A/Skr.Lt. C.A. Grimmer, RNR). (8)

23 Sep 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. P. Bekenn, RN).

Upon completion of the exercises Uther departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (A/Skr.Lt. C.A. Grimmer, RNR). (9)

28 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR). (10)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/424
  2. ADM 173/17732
  3. ADM 199/1834
  4. ADM 199/1871
  5. ADM 173/17220
  6. File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  7. ADM 199/1844
  8. ADM 199/1826
  9. ADM 173/18396
  10. ADM 173/19314

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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