Allied Warships

HMS Plym (K 271)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantK 271 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered24 Jan 1942 
Laid down1 Aug 1942 
Launched4 Feb 1943 
Commissioned16 May 1943 
End service 

Expended (vapourised) on 3 October 1952 in the first British atomic-bomb test at Trimouille Island, Monte Bello, Australia.


Commands listed for HMS Plym (K 271)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Foxall, RNR15 Mar 1943Aug 1945
2Lt.Cdr. Robert Stevenson Miller, DSC, RNRAug 1945Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Plym include:

9 Oct 1943
On 9 October 1943, convoy WS-33 arrived in South Africa from the UK with reinforcements for service in Burma, the convoy consisted of 4 ships. The British frigates HMS Bann, HMS Plym, HMS Teviot and HMS Trent were responsible for providing the Anti-Submarine escort on the last leg of the passage. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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