Allied Warships

HMS St. Apollo

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched14 Dec 1939 
CommissionedMay 1940 
Lost22 Nov 1941 
Loss position59° 13'N, 7° 41'W
History

Completed 25 June 1940.
Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Displacement: 580 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT St. Apollo (T/Lt Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR) was sunk in a collision with the British destroyer HMS Sardonyx off north-west of the Isle of Lewis, Hebrides in position 59º13'N, 07º41'W. St. Appollo was spotted briefly by the starboard watch on Sardonyx, but missed by the Officer of the Watch. Sardonyx was heavily damaged foreward of the bridge, and reversed course back to Londonderry.

 

Commands listed for HMS St. Apollo

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Vivian Funge Smith, RNR22 May 194021 Oct 1940
2T/Lt. Arthur John Spence Anderson, RNR21 Oct 194025 Nov 1940
3T/Lt. Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR25 Nov 194022 Nov 1941

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