HMS Princess Victoria (M 03)
Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Denny & Brothers (Dumbarton, Scotland)|
|Launched||21 Apr 1939|
|Commissioned||2 Nov 1939|
|Lost||19 May 1940|
Completed as merchantile in July 1939
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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|1||Lt.Cdr. Paul Morrison Bushe Chavasse, RN||25 Sep 1939||1 Nov 1939|
|2||Capt. John Buller Edward Hall, RN||1 Nov 1939||19 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.
[No further details currently known.]