HMS Scalby Wyke (FY 258)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||23 Mar 1935|
Completed in May 1935.
Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Scalby Wyke (FY 258)
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|1||Ch.Skr. Samuel Bass, RNR||25 Jan 1940||17 Jan 1941|
|2||Skr. Charles Alfred Johnson, RNR||17 Jan 1941||5 Nov 1941|
|3||Skr.Lt. Richard Bland, RD, RNR||5 Nov 1941||Jan 1942|
|4||Skr. Charles Alfred Grimmer, RNR||Jan 1942||25 Sep 1943|
|5||Skr. Angus Mackay, RNR||25 Sep 1943|
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Notable events involving Scalby Wyke include:
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. (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. (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. (7)
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.
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). (9)
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). (10)
- ADM 199/424
- ADM 173/17284
- ADM 173/17732
- ADM 199/1834
- ADM 199/1871
- ADM 173/17220
- File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1844
- ADM 199/1826
- ADM 173/18396
- ADM 173/19314
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.