Allied Warships

HMS Z 5 (H 97)

Torpedo boat of the Z 5 class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeTorpedo boat
ClassZ 5 
PennantH 97 
Built by 
Ordered 
Laid down18 Feb 1914 
Launched1 Apr 1915 
Commissioned2 Mar 1942 
End service9 Apr 1945 
HistoryThe Dutch torpedo boat HrMs Z 5 was transferred to the Royal Navy on 2 March 1942.
In May 1943 she was renamed HMS Blade.
Returned to the Royal Netherlands Navy on 9 April 1945 but not commissioned.
Scrapped at Troon, Scotland in October 1945.  

Commands listed for HMS Z 5 (H 97)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Sidney Thomas Wenlock, RNR11 Mar 19429 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Z 5 include:


10 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (1)

11 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (1)

12 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). These included night exercises. (1)

12 Mar 1942
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. The target was HMS Adamant (Capt. R.S. Warne, RN) which was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

Following these exercises more attack exercises were carried out during the night with HMS Z 5. (2)

16 Mar 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (3)

18 Mar 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN). (1)

19 Mar 1942
HMS P 43 (Lt. A.C. Halliday, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (3)

7 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (4)

8 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (4)

10 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN). (4)

11 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR), HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN), HMS La Flore and HMS Vimy (Lt.Cdr. H.G.D. de Chair, RN). (4)

22 May 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) was undocked at Kames Bay. She then conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area on a target that was towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). These were followed by practice attacks with HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN) serving as target and finally night exercises with special forces. (5)

25 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (6)

26 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (6)

27 May 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (6)

2 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) conducted practice attacks on the Clyde on HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (7)

2 Jun 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (4)

3 Jun 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (4)

14 Jun 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Rothesay for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (7)

21 Jun 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Falmouth. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (8)

5 Jul 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (9)

6 Jul 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). These included night exercises. (9)

7 Jul 1942
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Alecto (Cdr. J.R.S. Brown, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (9)

31 Jul 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) conducted dive trials in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she departed for Londonderry escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (10)

1 Aug 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC, RNR) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (11)

8 Aug 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) and HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) both departed Rothesay for Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (12)

12 Aug 1942
HMS L 23 (Lt. J.S. Bridger, RN) departed Blyth for Greenock. She is escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (13)

16 Aug 1942
HMS H 33 (with, Lt. H.B. Turner, RN, temporary in command) departed Rothesay for Falmouth. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (14)

25 Aug 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (11)

28 Aug 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. C.H. Rankin, RN) departed Oban for Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (12)

29 Aug 1942
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) departed Campbeltown for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (15)

24 Sep 1942
HMS Trooper (Lt. J.S. Wraith, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) serving as the target. These were followed by gunnery exercises on a target towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (16)

10 Oct 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (17)

16 Oct 1942
HMS Tuna (Lt. R.P. Raikes, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) serving as target. (18)

29 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and MA/SB's. (19)

30 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and MA/SB's. (19)

31 Oct 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (19)

1 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (20)

3 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (20)

4 Nov 1942
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR), HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) and HMS L 27 (Lt. W.N. Eade, RNR). (20)

7 Nov 1942
HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

These included gunnery exercises on a target that was towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (21)

20 Nov 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (22)

28 Nov 1942
HMS L 26 (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

These included gunnery exercises on a target that was towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (21)

22 Dec 1942
HMS H 33 (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (23)

23 Dec 1942
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) proceeded from Rothesay to Londonderry escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (24)

26 Dec 1942
HMS P 55 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RD, RNR) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area on a target that was towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (25)

28 Dec 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. she was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (26)

29 Dec 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. she was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (26)

31 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) and HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, DSC, RN) both departed Londonderry for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (27)

22 Apr 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area with a target towed by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (28)

29 Apr 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Sealion (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC, RN), HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, VRD, RNVR), HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (28)

3 May 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

On leaving, and before making rendez-vous with Z 5, HMS H 50 briefly grounded. She came off within the hour. The cause of the grounding was a defect to the steering mechanism. (29)

4 Jun 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. These included practice attacks on / with HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN).

Also gunnery exercises were carried out on a target towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (30)

15 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR), HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) and HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) departed the Clyde area (Campbeltown / Rothesay) for Londonderry. They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (31)

16 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (32)

25 Jun 1943
HMS Proteus (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area serving as target for HMS Sea Nymph (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN). These exercises were followed by gunnery exercises with a target towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (33)

1 Jul 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted A/S and attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). These were followed by gunnery exercises on a target that was being towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Untiring proceeded to Campbeltown. (34)

7 Jul 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) served as the targets. Upon completion of these exercises HMS Untiring returned to Holy Loch. (34)

28 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (35)

6 Aug 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area during which HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) served as the targets. (36)

18 Aug 1943
HMS Una (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She made the passage in company with HMS Otus (Lt. R.H.H. Brunner, RN) that was on passage to West Africa. The submarines were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (37)

2 Sep 1943
HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted night gunnery exercxises in the Clyde area on a target that was towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (38)

2 Sep 1943
HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted night gunnery exercxises in the Clyde area on a target that was towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (38)

8 Sep 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (39)

12 Sep 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A.E. Johnston, RN), HMS Scimitar (Lt. G.C. Potter, DSC, RN), HMS Sardonyx (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, RNVR) and HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (40)

23 Oct 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, RN) and HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (41)

12 Nov 1943
HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) conducted exercises in the Clyde area with a training class of new submariners.

These included night gunnery exercises on a target that was towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (42)

3 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (43)

31 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (44)

10 Jan 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.W. Kelly, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (45)

28 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (43)

9 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) departed Fishguard for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (46)

8 Mar 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) proceeded from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (47)

13 Mar 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated departed Stornoway for Rothesay via Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN) until 0734/14 when HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) took over the escort when off Oban. (43)

13 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rothesay for Stornoway. She made the passage together with HMS H 43 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). At 0810/14, near Tobermory Blade and H 43 left and United joined her new escort, HMS Persian (Lt.Cdr. A. Ecclestone, RN) for onward passage to Stornoway where they arrived at 2358/14. (48)

15 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) and HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) both departed Londonderry for Rothesay where they arrived later the same day. They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (49)

17 Mar 1944
HMS Unison (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) conducted night exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (50)

25 May 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) departed Rothesay for Stornoway. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (51)

29 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She made the passage together with HMS Sealion (Lt. P.E. Newstead, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (52)

7 Jun 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area with HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR) and HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (53)

23 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area on a target towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (54)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (55)

23 Jul 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. R.A.A.C. Ward, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Fishguard. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (56)

25 Jul 1944
HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) departed Fishguard for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (57)

2 Aug 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. G.J. Glennie, RANVR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (58)

29 Aug 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) shifted from Londonderry to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (59)

31 Aug 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Holy Loch for Stornoway. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (60)

9 Sep 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted gunnery exercises in the Clyde area on a target that was towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (61)

25 Oct 1944
HMS Una (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) was undocked and proceeded from Kames Bay to Rothesay. During the passage gunnery exercises were carried out on a target towed by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR). (62)

30 Oct 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. A.J. Sumption, DSC, RNVR) shifted from Tobermory to Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Blade (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).

[No log is available of HMS Varangian for November 1944 therefore no details on her service can be given other then the events listed here.] (63)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17334
  2. File 2.12.03.6423 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17389
  4. ADM 173/17337
  5. ADM 173/17406
  6. ADM 173/17336
  7. File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  8. ADM 173/17274
  9. ADM 173/17338
  10. ADM 173/17215
  11. ADM 173/17240
  12. ADM 173/17204
  13. ADM 173/17287
  14. ADM 199/1908
  15. ADM 173/17264
  16. ADM 173/17656
  17. ADM 173/17254
  18. ADM 173/17676
  19. ADM 173/17341
  20. ADM 173/17342
  21. ADM 173/17302
  22. ADM 173/17278
  23. ADM/17232
  24. ADM 173/17268
  25. ADM 173/17433
  26. ADM 173/17220
  27. ADM 173/17756
  28. ADM 173/17867
  29. ADM 173/17828
  30. ADM 173/18392
  31. ADM 173/17925
  32. ADM 173/17783
  33. ADM 173/17890
  34. ADM 173/18436
  35. ADM 173/17796
  36. ADM 173/18437
  37. ADM 173/18338
  38. ADM 173/18270
  39. ADM 173/17928
  40. ADM 173/18312
  41. ADM 173/18230
  42. ADM 173/18272
  43. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  44. ADM 173/17777
  45. ADM 173/18469
  46. ADM 173/19325
  47. ADM 173/18514
  48. ADM 173/19217
  49. ADM 173/18493
  50. ADM 173/19214
  51. ADM 173/19223
  52. ADM 173/19219
  53. ADM 173/19435
  54. ADM 173/19283
  55. ADM 173/19225
  56. ADM 173/19330
  57. ADM 173/19221
  58. ADM 173/19353
  59. ADM 173/18531
  60. ADM 173/19298
  61. ADM 173/19227
  62. ADM 173/19196
  63. ADM 173/19355

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


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