HMS Huntley (J 56)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Joseph T. Eltringham Ltd. (Willington, U.K.)|
|Launched||18 Jan 1919|
|Commissioned||22 May 1919|
|Lost||31 Jan 1941|
|Loss position||31° 25'N, 26° 48'E|
HMS Huntley was laid up in reserve at Singapore when the Second World War started.
HMS Huntley (Lt.Cdr. Ernest Sprent Cotsell, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft about 30 nautical miles west of Mersa Matruh, Egypt in position 31º25'N, 26º48'E.
Commands listed for HMS Huntley (J 56)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Harold Robert Austin King, RNR||24 Sep 1939||Jan 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Sprent Cotsell, RNR||Jan 1941||31 Jan 1941|
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Notable events involving Huntley include:
She also fired a practice torpedo at HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, RN) which acted as ' target '. (1)
- Report of proceedings of HMAS Hobart for September 1940