HMS Ellesmere (FY 204)
ASW Whaler of the Lake class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Laid down||28 Apr 1939|
|Launched||17 Jun 1939|
|Commissioned||12 Oct 1939|
|Lost||24 Feb 1945|
|Loss position||49° 04'N, 5° 31'W|
HMS Ellesmere was torpedoed and sunk by U-1203 north west of Brest, France in position 49º04'N, 05º31'W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Ellesmere|
|Former name||Kos XXIV|
Commands listed for HMS Ellesmere (FY 204)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Skr. Robert Trueman, RNR||5 Oct 1939||20 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Charles Bettesworth Sanders, RNVR||20 Dec 1939||2 Apr 1940|
|3||T/Lt. John Thompson Donaldson, RNR||2 Apr 1940||19 Jul 1940|
|4||Lt. Henry Roach, RNR||19 Jul 1940||17 Feb 1941|
|5||T/Lt. Alasatair Cameron Munro, RNVR||17 Feb 1941||early 1945|
|6||Thomas Henry Lloyd Jones, RNVR||early 1945||24 Feb 1945 (+)|
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Notable events involving Ellesmere include:
24 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Grassholm (T/Lt. J.A. Antonsen, RNR), HMS Minalto (A/Skr.Lt. A.S.H. Robb, RD, RNR), HMS Asie (A/Ch.Skr. F. Oldman, RNR) and HMS Ellesmere (T/Lt. A.C. Munro, RNVR). (2)
- File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18697
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.