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HMS Penylan

Posted: Sat May 16, 2020 1:02 pm
by Jordi Comas
Hi all,

British destroyer Penylan was torpedoed and sunk by S.115 in the English Channel 3/12/42 while escorting convoy PW-257.

The convoy was composed by 7 merchants escorted by 2 escort destroyers, 5 trawlers and 3 ML motor launches.
I'm trying to identify those ships:

Merchants:
Isac (2385 GRT/26), Gâtinais (383 GRT/33), Jernland (1289 GRT/05), Bonita (4929 GRT/18), Honsburg (unknown), 2 more
Escorts:
DE Penylan, Tynedale
TW Ensay, 4 more
ML ?

Thank you very much
Jordi

Re: HMS Penylan

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 10:33 am
by Darius
Hi Jordi,

no more details, but in TNA are the following files:
ADM 358/4173: HMS Penylan: 3 December 1942; sunk by enemy action, torpedoed in the English Channel
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... /C16381165
ADM 1/14230: HM SHIPS - DAMAGE AND LOSS (31): Loss of HMS PENYLAN by enemy acton: award to Surgeon Lieut N S DAW RN
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/C4789795
ADM 237/172: PW 257
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... /r/C520533


Regards

Darius

Re: HMS Penylan

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:32 pm
by Jordi Comas
Thank you Darius!

Regards

Re: HMS Penylan

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:52 pm
by Urs Heßling
hi,
Jordi Comas wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 1:02 pm
British destroyer Penylan was torpedoed and sunk by S.115 in the English Channel 3/12/42 while escorting convoy PW-257.
The convoy was composed by 7 merchants escorted by 2 escort destroyers, 5 trawlers and 3 ML motor launches.
I'm trying to identify those ships:
Merchants: Isac (2385 GRT/26), Gâtinais (383 GRT/33), Jernland (1289 GRT/05), Bonita (4929 GRT/18), Honsburg (unknown), 2 more
The Gâtinais was sunk during the same attack by 5th Schnellboot flotilla, by boats S 81 and/or S 116, just a few minutes earlier.

greetings, Urs

Re: HMS Penylan

Posted: Tue May 26, 2020 4:18 pm
by Jordi Comas
Yes, S.81