Allied Warships

HMS Aberdeen (L 97 / U 97)

Sloop of the Grimsby class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSloop
ClassGrimsby 
PennantL 97 / U 97 
Built byDevonport Dockyard (Plymouth,U.K.): Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered1 Mar 1935 
Laid down12 Jun 1935 
Launched22 Jan 1936 
Commissioned17 Sep 1936 
End service 
History

HMS Aberdeen is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Sold 16 December 1948.

 

Commands listed for HMS Aberdeen (L 97 / U 97)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Harry Philip Currey, RN5 Apr 19393 Oct 1940
2Cdr. Bernard Jasper de St. Croix, RN3 Oct 194026 Jan 1941
3Lt. Stanley Gordon Rivers-Smith, RN26 Jan 19412 Oct 1942
4Lt.Cdr. Hugh Day, RN2 Oct 194231 Jan 1944
5Lt.Cdr. Robert William Mayo, RN31 Jan 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Aberdeen include:


3 Mar 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Walney (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Meyrick, RN) and HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. S.G. Rivers-Smith, RN). (1)

22 Apr 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR), HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, RNR), HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR), HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN) and HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. S.G. Rivers-Smith, RN). (2)

20 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Walney (Lt.Cdr. P.C. Meyrick, RN), HMS Aberdeen (Lt. S.G. Rivers-Smith, RN), HMS Enchantress (Lt.Cdr. A.E.T. Christie, OBE, RN), HMS Hartland (Lt.Cdr. G.P. Billot, RNR) and HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. L.H. Landman, RN). (3)

5 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. H. Day, RN), HMS Vanquisher (Lt.Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN) and HMS Mansfield (Lt.Cdr. L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR). (4)

6 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. H. Day, RN), HMS Vanquisher (Lt.Cdr. G.A.G. Ormsby, RN), HMS Wrestler (Lt. R.W.B. Lacon, DSC, RN). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17247
  2. ADM 173/17248
  3. ADM 173/17216
  4. ADM 173/17783

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


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