Allied Warships

HMS Oracle (FY 020)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 020 
Built by 
Laid down 
Launched 1929 
Lost29 Jan 1944 

Purchased by the Admiralty 1939.
Served in A/S role.

Destroyed by fire at Liverpool on 29 January 1944.


Commands listed for HMS Oracle (FY 020)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

1Capt. (retired) Thomas Charles Carpenter Bolster, DSO, RN14 Dec 19397 Oct 1941
2S A Martyn, RNR7 Oct 19411 Jan 1942
3C A Meyer, RNR1 Jan 194230 Sep 1943
4I Kerr, RNR30 Sep 194329 Jan 1944

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Oracle include:

28 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rosalind (Skr. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Oracle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.A. Martyn, RNR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

Return to the Allied Warships section