Allied Warships

HMS Ettrick (K 254)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 254 
Built byJohn Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) : Parsons 
Ordered1 Jun 1941 
Laid down31 Dec 1941 
Launched25 Feb 1943 
Commissioned11 Jul 1943 
End service 
History

This was one of the few turbine engined River-class frigates.

Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on 29 January 1944.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 30 May 1945.
Scrapped June 1953.

 
Career notesTo the Royal Canadian Navy as Ettrick

Commands listed for HMS Ettrick (K 254)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Eric Woolfenden, RD, RNR24 May 194330 Dec 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat, RNVR30 Dec 194329 Jan 1944

3Lt.Cdr. William Horace Clifton Wood-Roe, RD, RNR27 May 1945Aug 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Reginald Frederick Pembry, RNR1 Aug 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Ettrick include:


16 Oct 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wild Goose (A/Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN), HMS Starling (Capt. F.W. Walker, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Ettrick (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (A/Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) and HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN). (1)

25 Nov 1943
HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Ettrick (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR) and HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR). (2)

6 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR) and HMS Ettrick (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.J.T. Monsarrat, RNVR). (3)

7 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Ettrick (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.J.T. Monsarrat, RNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR), HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR), HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17833
  2. ADM 173/18250
  3. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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