HMS Buttermere (FY 205)
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||8 Apr 1939|
|Launched||30 Jun 1939|
|Commissioned||18 Oct 1939|
Lent to the Unted States Navy in March 1942.
|Former name||Kos XXV|
Commands listed for HMS Buttermere (FY 205)
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|1||Ch.Skr. George Stewart, RNR||12 Oct 1939||19 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt. Edric Guy Philip Bromfield Knapton, RN||19 Dec 1939||30 May 1940|
|3||S.Lt. George William Farrow, RNR||30 May 1940||Dec 1942|
|4||Lt. John Dudley Edward Lewis, RNR||Dec 1942||early 1944|
|5||T/S.Lt. John Barnard Butchers, RNZNVR||early 1944||20 Dec 1944|
|6||T/S.Lt. Josias Toulmin Esterhuizen, SANF(V)||20 Dec 1944||7 Mar 1945|
|7||T/Lt. Colin Gordon McKenzie, SANF(V)||7 Mar 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Buttermere include:
12 Mar 1940
HMS Swordfish (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. She made the passage together with HMS Narwhal (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Burch, RN) that was en-route from Scapa Flow to Rosyth. They were escorted by HMS Buttermere (Lt. E.G.P.B. Knapton, RN). (1)
- ADM 199/2571
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.