Allied Warships

HMS Cava (T 145)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 145 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered4 May 1940 
Laid down19 Aug 1940 
Launched3 Mar 1941 
Commissioned28 Jun 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in 1947. 

Commands listed for HMS Cava (T 145)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Andrew Morris Taylor, RNR5 Jun 194128 Nov 1941
2T/Lt. Edward David James Cox, RNR28 Nov 194119 May 1942
3T/Lt. Reginald Llewellyn Petty-Major, RNVR19 May 1942Feb 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Rudolph Lord, RNVRFeb 1945mid/late45
5T/Lt. John Oliver McKeown, RNVRmid/late45early 1946

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Notable events involving Cava include:


11 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR), HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR), HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR) and HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR). (1)

12 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (1)

14 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (1)

20 Jan 1943
HMS P 211 (Cdr. B. Bryant, DSC, RN) departed Algiers for her 8th war patrol (also 8th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Naples, Italy.

Before proceeding on patrol A/S exercises were carried out with the British M/S trawlers HMS Juliet (Lt. L.B. Moffatt, RNR) and HMS Cava (T/Lt. R.L. Petty-Major, RNVR) and later with HMS Polruan (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.S. Landers, RNR) and HMS Brixham (Lt. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/1839

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


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