HMS Crane (U 23)
Sloop of the Modified Black Swan class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||Modified Black Swan|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||13 Jun 1941|
|Launched||9 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||10 May 1943|
Scrapped in 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Crane (U 23)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Ralph Grosvenor Jenkins, RN||25 Mar 1943||16 Jun 1946|
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Notable events involving Crane include:
23 Aug 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS La Malbaie (T/Lt. J.S. Davis, RCNVR), HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR) and HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (2)
21 Nov 1943
German U-boat U-538 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 45°40'N, 19°35'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Foley (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) and the British sloop HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN).
2 Feb 1944
HMS Strongbow (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hart (Cdr.(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Woodcock (Cdr.(Retd.) J.F. Blackburn, DSO, RN) and HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (4)
8 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-962 was sunk in north Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre, in position 45°43'N, 19°57'W, by depth charges from the British sloops HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN)
and HMS Cygnet (Cdr. D.M. MacLean, RN).
[No logs are available for HMS Unswerving after December 1944, so no further details can be provided other then the ones currently listed.] (8)
- ADM 173/18003
- ADM 173/17831
- ADM 173/17761
- ADM 173/18851
- File 2.12.03.6399 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173.18534
- ADM 173/19272
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.