HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||7 Sep 1929|
|Lost||2 May 1945|
|Loss position||64° 10'N, 23° 12'W|
Completed in September 1929.
HMS Ebor Wyke (T/A/Ch.Skr. Hans Albert Jensen, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-979 off Hrafneyri light, Iceland in position 64º10'N, 23º12'W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Ebor Wyke|
Commands listed for HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Skr. Edmond Allan Reynolds Chilton, RNR||28 Aug 1939||early 1940|
|2||T/Skr. Charles Frederick Parsons, RNR||16 Mar 1940||mid 1940|
|3||T/Skr. Thorarium Einar Olgeirsson, RNR||11 Sep 1940||18 Feb 1941|
|4||T/Skr. Joseph Charles Winning, RNR||18 Feb 1941||28 May 1941|
|5||Skr. Ernest Percy Tucker, RNR||28 May 1941||ca late 41|
|6||T/Skr. Samuel Smith, RNR||ca late 41||Jun 1942|
|7||Hans Albert Jensen, RNR||Jun 1942||2 May 1945 (+)|
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Notable events involving Ebor Wyke include:
11 Dec 1940
HMS Ebor Wyke (T/A/Skipper T.E. Olgeirsson, RNR) picks up 49 survivors from the British passenger ship Rotorua that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-96 about 110 miles north-west of St. Kilda in position 58°56'N, 11°20'W.
30 Sep 1944
During exercises off Dundee, HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN), serves as target ship for HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN). Later Trusty and Viking departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow and Lerwick respectively. They were escorted by HMS Ebor Wyke (T/A/Ch.Skr. H.A. Jensen, DSC, RNR) (1)
- ADM 173/19129 + ADM 173/19396
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.