Allied Warships

HMS Grasshopper (T 85)

River gunboat of the Dragonfly class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
PennantT 85 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)  
Ordered9 Aug 1937 
Laid down29 Dec 1937 
Launched19 Jan 1939 
Commissioned13 Jun 1939 
Lost14 Feb 1942 

Sunk by Japanse aircraft off Rusuk Buaja Island.


Commands listed for HMS Grasshopper (T 85)

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1Lt.Cdr. Edward Neville, RN8 Feb 193917 Apr 1940
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Robert Harvey Aldworth, RN17 Apr 194021 Sep 1940
3Cdr. (retired) Jack Sanler Hoffman, RN21 Sep 194014 Feb 1942

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Notable events involving Grasshopper include:

10 Jul 1940
HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN), HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN), HMS Grasshopper (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Aldworth, RN) and HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) all conducted exercises off Singapore. (1)


  1. ADM 53/111926 + ADM 53/11193 + ADM 173/16466

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

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