Allied Warships

HMS Kos XXI

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched9 Jul 1937 
CommissionedJan 1941 
Lost4 Oct 1941 
Loss position32° 09'N, 25° 17'E
History

Completed in August 1937.
Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskap Kosmos A/S (Anders Jahre), Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in October 1940.
Displacement: 353 tons.

Renamed Whippet in September 1941.
HMS Whippet (Lt. A.R.J. Tilston, RNR) was bombed and sunk by German aircraft north-north-east of Bardia, Libya in position 32º09'N, 25º17'E.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kos XXI

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1T/Lt. Arthur Robert James Tilston, SANF(V)???4 Oct 1941

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