HMS Wastwater (FY 239)
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||7 Jul 1939|
|Launched||31 Aug 1939|
|Commissioned||7 Nov 1939|
|History||Sold in May 1946.|
|Former name||HMS Grassmere, Kos XXVIII|
Commands listed for HMS Wastwater (FY 239)
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|1||Lt. John Jackson, RNR||late 1939||14 Feb 1940|
|2||T/Lt. William Wilkinson White, RNR||14 Feb 1940||late 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Alasatair Cameron Munro, RNVR||late 1940||12 Feb 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Robert Edwards, RNVR||12 Feb 1941||Aug 1941|
|5||T/Lt. John Henry Louis May, OBE, RNVR||Aug 1941||Apr 1943|
|6||T/Lt. William John Lewis Storey, RNVR||Apr 1943||13 Jul 1945|
|7||T/Lt. Andrew Miller Anderson, RNVR||13 Jul 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Wastwater include:
22 Jan 1941
HMS Cachalot (Cdr. J.D. Luce, DSO, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to lay a minefield off Bud, Norway.
As no log for this period is available no map can be displayed. (1)
28 Jan 1941
At 1300 hours HMS Cachalot (Cdr. J.D. Luce, DSO, RN) made rendez-vous off Yell Sound, Shetland Islands with her escort HMS Wastwater (T/Lt. A.C. Munro, RNVR). They then proceeded towards Holy Loch. At 0900/29 HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Mack, RN) took over the escort. (1)
- ADM 199/1827
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.