HMS Mendip (L60)
|Class:||Hunt (Type I)|
|Built by:||Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.): Wallsend|
|Laid down:||10 Aug, 1939|
|Launched:||9 Apr, 1940|
|Commissioned:||12 Oct, 1940|
October. Damaged by own depth charges.
November. Under repair at Middlesbrough.
February. Working up in Scapa Flow
March. Joined 21st Flotilla for North Sea convoy escort duties.
July. Bombardment of Dieppe in support of the raid.
Convoy escort duties.
May. Refitting at Chatham.
June. Convoy escort fo Middle East.
July. Supporting duties for operation HUSKY.
September. Supporting duties for Salerno landings (operation AVALANCHE). Sustained damage from air attack and returned to Malta for repairs.
October. Under repair.
November. Escorted HMS Warspite to Gibralta after receiving damage off Salerno.
December. Resumed Mediterranean convoy escort duties.
May. Rejoined 21st Flotilla for passage to Chatham.
June. Joined 111th Escort Group. Rescued US troops after their ship detonated a mine and transferred them to shore. Escorted futher convoys to OMAHA beach.
July. Returned to Plymouth for refitting.
November. While working up at Scapa Flow, damaged both propellers and ASDIC dome. Repaired in floating dock. Rejoined 21st Flotilla.
January. Ran aground and repaired at Chatham.
August. Deployed in Clyde for destruction of surrendered U-Boats.
January. Paid off, company transferred to HMS Bleasdale.
Transferred to China May 1948 and renamed Lin
Fu. Reposessed after the Yangtze around June 1949 and re-commissioned with
the ships company of HMS Consort. Sold to the Egyptian Navy becoming Mohamed
ali-El-Kebir on 15 November 1949, renamed Ibrahim-El-Awal later in 1951. Was
captured by the Israeli navy after combat and surrender in the 1956 Sinai
campaign. Renamed INS Haifa.