HMS Puffin

Patrol Vessel

The Ship

Sold 1947

HMS Puffin, built by Stephens,launched 5/5/1936. Sold for breaking up at Grays,16/1/1947.

1939-45 Escort duties in North Sea and English Channel

25/10/1939, sank U-16 in the English Channel near Dover by depth charges assisted by the ASW trawler HMS Cayton Wyke.

26/3/1945 rammed and sank a German Seehund miniature submarine off Lowestoft. Heavily damaged and declared a constructive total loss.

Armament removed at Sheerness and laid up

16 /1/1947 sold and scrapped at Grays

HMS Puffin, Patrol Vessel, Kingfisher Class
Later classed as Corvettes, designed for UK coastal waters, and as such had a limited range and supply of depth charges.
510-530t standard; 740-745t deep load
243ft 3in oa x 26ft 6in x 8ft mean deep load
2 shaft Parsons Geared Turbines, 2 Admiralty 3-drum boilers, oil, 3600shp giving 20 knots
1 x 4in/45 QF Mk V, 30-60 DCs
Crew 60

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