Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Beryl (4.03)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.03 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched2 Oct 1928 
CommissionedSep 1939 
Lost25 Dec 1943 
Loss position56° 12'N, 7° 30'W
History

Completed on 19 November 1928.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 26 August 1939.
Displacement: 356 tons.

HMT Kingston Beryl (T/Sub.Lt. Alan William John Baker, RNVR) was mined north-west of Islay, Scotland in position 56º12'N, 07º30'W.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Beryl (4.03)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Kenneth Graham Tucker, RNR5 Sep 1939Oct 1940
2T/Lt. Robert Hudson Jameson, RNROct 1940early 1941

3Lt.Cdr. James Sutherland Wilson, RCNVR7 Apr 1941Mar 1942
4T/Lt. Harry Algernon Royce Twomey, RNRMar 194218 Jan 1943
5T/Lt. Trevor Cleworth Kidd, RNVR18 Jan 194315 Nov 1943
6T/Lt. John McKean, RNVR15 Nov 1943late 1943?
7T/S.Lt. Alan William John Baker, RNVRlate 194325 Dec 1943 (+)

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Notable events involving Kingston Beryl include:


Casualty list 25 December 1943:
Surname, Christian name
Age
Birth
Occupation / rank

Baker, Alan William John
Sub Lieutenant

Blunt, James
19
Assistant cook
Son of Henry and Edith Blunt, of Newton Heath, Lancashire

Blyth, James Frederick
34
Engineman
Husband of Emma Blyth, Lowestoft

Boggiss, Leslie
Ordinary Seaman

Harris, Ralph Blundell
21
Temp / Sub Lieutenant
Son of Ralph Lee Harris and Doris Mabel Harris, of Greasby, Cheshire

Dell, Dennis William
Seaman
Foster son of J. Frederick Wheeler, of Leamington, Warwickshire

Eldridge, Jack William Harry
21
Cook
Son of George Edward and Jane Eldridge, of Wootten, Isle of Wight

Elson, Granville George
Ord. Seaman
Son of William Lewis Elson and Caroline Maud Elson, Swansea

Foy, John
Stoker

Garbutt, Robert Sloane
33
Engineer
Husband of Mary Ann Roberts Garbutt, Sunderland

Grainger, Wallis Milford
21
Seaman
Husband of Joan Grainger, Grimsby, Lincolnshire

Grant, Leonard
22
Seaman
Husband of Florence E. W. Grant, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Griffiths, William Thomas
28
Seaman
Husband of Elizabeth Griffiths, of Holyhead

Henderson, Adam Shell
20
Seaman
Son of Robert Snowden Henderson and Margaret Henderson, of Holy Island, Northumberland

Hopewel, George Herbert
20
Seaman
Son of Cyril and Florence May Hopewell, of Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

Lewis, Benjamin
19
Ordinary Telegraphist
Son of Daniel T. and Annie Howell Lewis, of Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire

McIntosh, John Ryerie
Able Seaman

MacLeod, Malcolm
27
Seaman
Son of Malcolm and Annie MacLeod, of Gravir, Isle of Lewis

Martin, Alexander
29
Seaman
Son of Alexander and Dolina Martin, of Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Neave, Harry
32
Telegraphist
Husband of Freda Neave, of Fleetwood, Lancashire

Nutbean, James Frederick
Son of Harry and Gladys Maud Nutbean, of Coxside, Plymouth

Patterson, Alexander Walter
27
Second Hand
Husband of Doris Patterson, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire

Pool, William 26
Stoker

Potter, William George
21
Asst. Steward
Son of George William and Alice Maud Potter, of Ipswich, Suffolk

Pyne, George Edward
Leading seaman

Quinn, Andrew
38
Stoker
Husband of Elizabeth Quinn, of Glasgow

Talbot, John George
31
Signalman
Husband of Betty Talbot, of Selsdon Garden Village, Surrey (1)

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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