HMS Wolborough (FY 223)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||25 Feb 1937|
Completed in April 1937.
At 13.55 hours on 8 June 1942, the trawler was damaged by a dud off Port Said, while escorting the Norwegian motor tanker Athene from Haifa to Alexandria. But neither a German or Italian submarine reported an attack in this area, so it was probably from a torpedo aircraft or not a dud at all.
Sold in August 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Wolborough (FY 223)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Jack Sanler Hoffman, RN||9 Dec 1939||18 Jun 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Frank Alan Winson Ramsay, DSC, RN||18 Jun 1940|
|3||Lt. Archibald Ferguson Harkness, DSC, RNR||18 Mar 1941||18 Feb 1942 (1)|
|4||T/Lt. Herbert Samuel May, RNR||18 Feb 1942||Oct 1943|
|5||T/Lt. George Arthur Hartnell, RNR||Oct 1943||Early 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Wilfred Kirkby, RNVR||Early 1945|
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Notable events involving Wolborough include:
15 Nov 1940
HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Benghazi, Libya.
For the daily positions of HMS Parthian during this patrol see the map below.
- ADM 173/16327
- ADM 173/16274
- ADM 199/283
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.