Allied Warships

HMS Glengyle (4.196)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.196 
ModLSI(L) 
Built byCaledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched18 Jul 1939 
Commissioned10 Sep 1940 
End service 
History

Completed as merchantile in April 1940
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 21 October 1939 and converted to a LSI(L) in as of April 1940.
Displacement: 9919 tons.
Lenght: 475 feet
Complement: 523
Machinery: 2 Shafts, 2 Diesel engines, BHP 12000 = 18 knots.
Armament: 6 4" AA guns (3x2), 8 2pdr AA (2x4), 12 20mm AA (12x1)
Carried 3 LCM's, 24 LCA's and 697 troops

Returned in July 1946. 

Commands listed for HMS Glengyle (4.196)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Gerald Berkeley Villiers, OBE, RN29 Jul 19402 Dec 1940
2A/Capt. (retired) Christopher Henry Petrie, RN2 Dec 194029 Jun 1942
3Capt. (retired) Donald Scott McGrath, RN29 Jun 19425 Feb 1943
4A/Capt. Errol Concanon Lloyd Turner, RN5 Feb 19433 Jan 1944
5A/Capt. Eric Arthur Divers, OBE, RNR3 Jan 194428 Jun 1945
6A/Cdr. William Spooner Donald, DSC, RN28 Jun 19453 Jul 1945
7B B Grant, RNR3 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Glengyle 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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