Allied Warships

HMS Conqueror (FY 006 / F 33)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 006 / F 33 
Built byThornycroft (Woolston, England, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched16 Jan 1911 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Yacht completed in July 1911.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 886 GRT.
Dimensions: 64.6 x 9.3.
Armament (as Auxiliary AA vessel): 2 4" gun, 1 12pdr AA gun, 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 4 20mm AA (4x1), 8 .5" MG AA (2x4), 8 .303" MG AA (8x1).
Speed: 15.25 knots.

Returned to her owner in 1945.

Served in A/S role and later as Auxiliary AA vessel.

 

Commands listed for HMS Conqueror (FY 006 / F 33)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Ennis Tristram Ratcliffe Chambers, RN9 Sep 193922 Aug 1940
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Eric Marcus McCausland, RN22 Aug 1940mid 1943
3T/Lt. Thomas William Craig, RNRmid 19432 Apr 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Reginald Brown, RNVR2 Apr 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Conqueror include:


18 Nov 1939
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.F. Jenks, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (1)

7 Dec 1939
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN) and HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (2)

10 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. R.G.K. Knowling, RN) and HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (3)

22 Jan 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (4)

6 Mar 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (5)

8 Mar 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (5)

28 Mar 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN). (5)

22 Apr 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (6)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15698
  2. ADM 173/15690
  3. ADM 173/16327
  4. ADM 173/16274
  5. ADM 173/16285
  6. ADM 173/16286

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


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