Allied Warships

HMS Glenearn (4.250)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.250 
ModLSI(L) 
Built byCaledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched29 Jun 1938 
Commissioned 1940 
End service 
History

Completed as merchantile in September 1938
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 21 October 1939 and used as Fast Transport before being converted to a LSI(L) in 1940.
Displacement: 9748 tons.
Lenght: 475 feet
Complement: 523
Machinery: 2 Shafts, 2 Diesel engines, BHP 12000 = 18 knots.
Armament: 6 4" AA guns (3x2), 4 2pdr AA (4x1), 8 20mm AA (8x1)
Carried 3 LCM's, 24 LCA's and 1087 troops

Returned in August 1946. 

Commands listed for HMS Glenearn (4.250)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Laurence Bernard Hill, OBE, RN5 Aug 1940May 1941
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Dennis Noel Venables, RNMay 1941mid 1941
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Thomas Hood, RNRmid 1941Aug 1943
4Capt. (retired) Colin Alexander Gordon Hutchinson, DSO, RNAug 1943Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Glenearn include:


7 Feb 1941
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) was detached and joined HMS Kenya (Capt. M.M. Denny, CB, RN) which was escorting the infantery landing ships HMS Glenearn (Capt.(Retd.) L.B. Hill, OBE, RN), HMS Glengyle (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.H. Petrie, RN) and HMS Glenroy (Capt.(Retd.) Sir J.F. Paget, RN). (1)

11 Feb 1941
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) departed Freetown for Capetown, South Africa, She was escorting the infantery landing ships HMS Glenearn (Capt.(Retd.) L.B. Hill, OBE, RN), HMS Glengyle (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.H. Petrie, RN) and HMS Glenroy (Capt.(Retd.) Sir J.F. Paget, RN) that were to proceed to the Middle East. Two destroyers, HMS Faulknor (Capt. A.F. de Salis, RN) and HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Tancock, DSC and Bar, RN), were present as A/S screen until shortly after noon on the 12th. (1)

21 Feb 1941
HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) departed Capetown, South Africa still escorting the infantery landing ships HMS Glenearn (Capt.(Retd.) L.B. Hill, OBE, RN), HMS Glengyle (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.H. Petrie, RN) and HMS Glenroy (Capt.(Retd.) Sir J.F. Paget, RN) on their passage to the Middle East. (1)

28 Feb 1941
Around mid morning, the convoy made up of the infantery landing ships HMS Glenearn (Capt.(Retd.) L.B. Hill, OBE, RN), HMS Glengyle (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.H. Petrie, RN) and HMS Glenroy (Capt.(Retd.) Sir J.F. Paget, RN) and their escort the heavy cruiser HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN) is joined by the light cruiser HMS Glasgow (Capt. H. Hickling, RN). (1)

2 Mar 1941
In the evening, HMS Dorsetshire (Capt. B.C.S. Martin, RN), parted company with the convoy made up of the infantery anding ships HMS Glenearn (Capt.(Retd.) L.B. Hill, OBE, RN), HMS Glengyle (A/Capt.(Retd.) C.H. Petrie, RN) and HMS Glenroy (Capt.(Retd.) Sir J.F. Paget, RN). They were now escorted only by the light cruiser HMS Glasgow (Capt. H. Hickling, RN). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 53/114130
  2. ADM 53/114131

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


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