Allied Warships

HMS Lady Sharazad (FY 015)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 015 
Built by 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Displacement: 327 tons.
Completed in 1904.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served in A/S role and later as training vessel.

Sold in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Lady Sharazad (FY 015)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. (retired) Arthur George Venables, RN2 Oct 193920 Jan 1941
2Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Dyson Standish Hore-Lacy, RN20 Jan 19417 Jul 1941
3H J Perrett, RNR7 Jul 19416 Jan 1942
4W C Shepherd, RNR6 Jan 1942mid 1942

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Notable events involving Lady Sharazad include:


4 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. John J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN), HMS Carina (Cdr.(Retd.) T.St.V.F. Tyler, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (1)

5 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr. (Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (1)

7 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. John J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (1)

9 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (1)

10 Aug 1940
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Stubbs, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). Upon completion of these exercises she shifted from the Campbeltown area to Rothesay. (1)

9 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Terje 3 (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

10 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Terje 2 (Ch.Skr. G.R. Gale, RNR). (2)

16 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) (2)

18 Sep 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.E. Coltart, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) (2)

19 Sep 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises of Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. John J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (3)

20 Sep 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises of Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Carina (Cdr.(Retd.) T.St.V.F. Tyler, RN). (3)

27 Sep 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises of Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Capt.(Retd.) E.C. Stubbs, RN), HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (3)

9 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (4)

11 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (4)

13 Dec 1940
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN). (4)

8 Jan 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. R.L. Alexander, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN), HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (5)

14 Jan 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Cdr.(Retd.) A.G. Venables, RN) and HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (6)

4 Feb 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.S. Hore-Lacy, RN). (7)

12 Mar 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.S. Hore-Lacy, RN). (8)

13 Mar 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Pizey, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.S. Hore-Lacy, RN) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) N.T.B. Holt, RN). (8)

27 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Othello (A/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Warren, RNR), another vessel (not able to read the name in O 9's log), HMS Saxifage (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Chapman, RNR) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Shepherd, RNR). (9)

13 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lady Sharazad and ML's. (10)

11 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Lundy (T/Lt. S.J. Lavis, RNR) and HMS Lady Sharazad. (11)

28 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN), HMS Duncan (Cdr. Sir P.W Gretton, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad. (11)

10 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN), HMS Lady Sharazad and two ML's. (12)

7 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Shepherd, RNR). (13)

15 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted several practice attacks off Tobermory on HMS Lady Sharazad. (14)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Trump (Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) conducted attack exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lady Sharazad. (15)

11 Sep 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) conducted exercises off Tobermory with HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Lady Sharazad. (16)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/16279
  3. ADM 173/16306
  4. ADM 173/16350
  5. ADM 173/16735
  6. ADM 173/16814
  7. ADM 173/16790
  8. ADM 173/16816
  9. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  10. ADM 173/17255
  11. File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  12. ADM 173/17923
  13. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  14. ADM 173/19218
  15. ADM 173/19116
  16. ADM 173/19354

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


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