HMS PC 74 (Z 74)
Patrol Craft of the PC class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J.S. White & Co. (Cowes, U.K.)|
|Laid down||12 Jun 1918|
|Launched||4 Oct 1918|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1918|
Sold for scrap on 19 July 1948.
Commands listed for HMS PC 74 (Z 74)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Charles Everard Hughes White, DSO, RN||27 Jul 1939||7 Mar 1944|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Richardson, RNR||7 Mar 1944|
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Notable events involving PC 74 include:
4 Dec 1940
At 0826 hours, HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN), made rendes-vous with her escort, HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN). They then proceeded north through the Irish Sea towards Holy Loch. (1)
After these A/S exercises practice attacks were made on HMS Fiji. (3)
25 May 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. W.N.R. Knox, DSC, RN) arrived at Holyhead.
She departed for her 11th war patrol later the same day. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay to the west of Brest, France to intercept and attack the German battleship Bismarck in case she was proceeding towards that port. During passage south through the Irish Sea HMS H 44 was escorted by HMS PC 74 (A/Cdr.(Retd.) C.E.H. White, RN) until 2310/26. (5)
28 Jun 1945
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN), HMS Peterhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR) serving as targets. These included night exercises during the night of 18/19 June. (11)
- ADM 173/16587
- ADM 173/16726
- ADM 173/16816
- File 2.12.03.6367 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1829
- ADM 173/19283
- ADM 173/18510
- File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18533
- ADM 173/20059
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.