Allied Warships

HMS Princess Victoria (M 03)

Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class

NavyThe Royal Navy
ClassAuxiliary minelayers 
PennantM 03 
Built byWilliam Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched21 Apr 1939 
Commissioned2 Nov 1939 
Lost19 May 1940 

Completed as merchantile in July 1939
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 10 September 1939.
Displacement: 2197 tons.
Lenght: 310 feet
Machinery: Two shafts, Diesel engines, SHP 6160 = 19 knots.
Armament: 1 4" gun, 2 12pdr AA guns (2x1), 244 mines.

HMS Princess Victoria was mined and sunk off the mouth of the Humber on 19 May 1940. 

Commands listed for HMS Princess Victoria (M 03)

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1Lt.Cdr. Paul Morrison Bushe Chavasse, RN25 Sep 19391 Nov 1939
2Capt. John Buller Edward Hall, RN1 Nov 193919 May 1940 (+)

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Notable events involving Princess Victoria include:

23 Jan 1940
The auxiliary minelayer HMS Princess Victoria (Capt. J.B.E. Hall, RN) departed Immingham for operation LB during which a minefield was to be laid. She was escorted by the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Juno (Cdr. W.E. Wilson, RN). They returned to Immingham the following day.

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