HMS Viva II (FY 030)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Camper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) ; MAN|
|Lost||8 May 1941|
Completed in April 1929. Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939. Served in A/S role.
Bombed and sunk by German aircraft 13 nautical miles west of Trevose Head on 8 May 1941.
Commands listed for HMS Viva II (FY 030)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Richard Lloyd Hamer, RN||9 Sep 1939||15 Oct 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Myles Aldington Blomfield, OBE, RN||15 Oct 1940||8 May 1941 (+)|
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Notable events involving Viva II include:
15 Apr 1941
HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) departed Milford Haven to escort a 15 ship coastal convoy from the Bristol Channel to Falmouth. Also part of the escort were the armed yacht HMS Viva II (Cdr.(Retd.) M.A. Blomfield, OBE, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G. Pemberton, RNR) and HMS Ruby (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) (1)
16 Apr 1941
The coastal convoy HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) is escorting together with the armed yacht HMS Viva II (Cdr.(Retd.) M.A. Blomfield, OBE, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G. Pemberton, RNR) and HMS Ruby (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) is attacked north of Lands End in position 50°27'N, 05°38'W by enemy aircraft between 0228 and 0345 hours. The of the merchant vessels were sunk; Amiens (British, 1548 GRT, built 1918), Anglesea Rose (British, 1151 GRT, built 1930) and Bolette (Norwegian, 1167 GRT, built 1920). (1)
- ADM 199/655
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.