Allied Warships

HMS Corinthian (F 103)

Ocean boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeOcean boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 103 
Built byWilliam Gray & Co. (Hartepool, U.K.) : Central Marine Engineering (West Hartepool, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched3 May 1938 
Commissioned 1940 
End service 
History

Cargo (ref.) vessel completed in August 1938.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in August 1940.
Displacement: 3122 GRT.
Dimensions: 105.4 x 15.3.
Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun, 4 .303" MG AA (4x1).
Speed: 14.5 knots.

Became a training ship in the second half of 1943.
Returned to her owner in 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Corinthian (F 103)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Cdr. Ernest James Rigby Pollitt, RNR17 Sep 194013 Aug 1943
2A/Cdr. (emergency) Selwyn Gerold Caygill Rawson, RN13 Aug 1943early 1945

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Notable events involving Corinthian include:


26 Mar 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with aircraft and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr. E.J.R. Pollitt, RNR). (1)

27 Mar 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Richmond (Lt.Cdr. A.F.L. Evans, RN), HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr. E.J.R. Pollitt, RNR), HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, RN) and HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN). (2)

28 Mar 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. (retired) A. Ayre, RNR), HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, RN) and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr. E.J.R. Pollitt, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17271

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


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