HMS Ibis (U99)


Photograph of HMS Ibis in 1941, from the Imperial War Museum
Ibis in 1941
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Ibis
Builder: Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd.
Laid down: 22 September 1939
Launched: 28 November 1940
Completed: 30 August 1941
Identification: pennant number U99
Honours and
  • ATLANTIC 1941-42
Fate: Sunk 10 November 1942
Badge: On a Field Blue Issuant from water in a base barry wavy of four white and blue, an Ibis Proper
General characteristics
Class and type: Black Swan-class sloop

HMS Ibis, pennant number U99, was a Black Swan-class sloop of the Royal Navy, named after the Ibis.

She was built by Furness Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Haverton Hill-on-Tees, Co. Durham, was laid down on 22 September 1939, launched on 28 November 1940, and completed 30 August 1941. She was adopted by the civil community of Stoke Newington in London as part of the Warship Week savings campaign in 1942.

Ibis was sunk by an airborne torpedo from an Italian aircraft in the Western Mediterranean, north of Algiers, French Algeria, on 10 November 1942.

The Scottish comedian Rikki Fulton was a member of her crew.



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Coordinates: 37°0′N 3°0′E / 37.000°N 3.000°E / 37.000; 3.000