Allied Warships

HMS Glenroy (4.256)

Landing Ship Infantry

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeLanding Ship Infantry
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.256 
ModLSI(L) 
Built byCaledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (Dundee, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched15 Aug 1938 
Commissioned 1940 
End service 
History

Completed as merchantile in December 1938.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty on 21 October 1939 and used as Fast Transport before being converted to a LSI(L) as of June 1940.
Displacement: 9809 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 Glenroy (4.256)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Sir James Francis Paget, RN15 Jul 194030 May 1942
2A/Cdr. (retired) Clement Meade Ramus, RNR30 May 19428 Oct 1942
3Capt. (retired) Sir James Francis Paget, RN8 Oct 1942mid 1943

4A/Capt. (retired) Stephen Barry, RN8 Dec 1943mid 1944
5A/Lt.Cdr. Edward Geoffrey Horsley Riddelsdell, RNRmid 1944
6Cdr. William Keith Buckley, RNVR 28 Dec 1944
7Capt. (retired) Gerald William Hoare-Smith, RN28 Dec 19449 Feb 1945
8A/Capt. (retired) Patrick Mervyn Archdale, RN9 Feb 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Glenroy 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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