Allied Warships

HMS Kos IX (FY 1725)

MS Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1725 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched11 Jul 1930 
CommissionedNov 1940 
Lost29 May 1944 

Norwegian whaler of Hvalfangerselskap Kosmos A/S (Anders Jahre), Sandefjord, Norway taken over by the Admiralty in November 1940.
Displacement: 248 tons.

Renamed HMS Firmament in September 1941.

HMS Firmament (T/Skipper J. Muttitt, RNR) stranded off Alexandria, Egypt on 29 May 1944 and lost.


Commands listed for HMS Kos IX (FY 1725)

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1T/Skr. Gilbert Parkinson, RNR9 Apr 1942Apr 1943
2T/Skr. John Muttitt, RNRApr 194330 May 1944

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