Allied Warships

HMS Shemara (FY 026)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 026 
Built byThornycroft (Woolston, England, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched30 Apr 1938 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Displacement: 878 tons.
Completed in July 1938.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served as A/S vessel and later as training vessel.

Sold in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Shemara (FY 026)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Henry Noel Marryat Hardy, DSO, RN21 Sep 193910 Mar 1940
2Cdr. (retired) Henry Buckle, RN10 Mar 1940early 1946

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Notable events involving Shemara include:


22 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (1)

4 Aug 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (1)

3 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (2)

8 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

10 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (2)

11 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and another vessel (photograph of the log of HMS P 511 is blurred, unable to read the name). (2)

16 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR), HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR), HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (2)

2 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN). (3)

10 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bluebell (Lt. G.H. Walker, DSC, RNVR). (3)

14 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Shemara and HMS Spaniel. (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17930
  3. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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