HMS Prince Charles (4.120)
Landing Ship Infantry
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Landing Ship Infantry|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cockerill (Hoboken, Belgium)|
|Launched||12 Apr 1930|
Completed as passenger ship Prince Charles in October 1930.
Returned in February 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Prince Charles (4.120)
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|1||A/Cdr. William Richmond Fell, DSC, OBE, RN||8 Jan 1941||16 Apr 1942|
|2||A/Cdr. (retired) Stratford Hercules Dennis, DSC, RN||16 Apr 1942||mid 1944|
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Notable events involving Prince Charles include:
23 Dec 1941
HMS Tuna (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) departed Scapa Flow for her 11th war patrol. She was part of Operation Archery, a commando raid on Vågsøy, Norway. Tuna was to act as navigational beacon for the surface ships involved in this operation.
The raid on Vågsøy was carried out by the British Light cruiser HMS Kenya (Capt. M.M. Denny, RN, flying the flag of Rear-Admiral Burrough, RN), the British destroyers HMS Onslow (Capt. H.T. Armstrong, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Oribi (Lt.Cdr. J.E.H. McBeath, DSO, RN), HMS Offa (Lt.Cdr. R.A. Ewing, RN), HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. L.W.L. Argles, RN) and the landing ships Prince Charles (A/Cdr. W.R. Fell, DSC, OBE, RN) and Prince Leopold (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Byles, RD, RNR). (1)
- ADM 199/1844
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.