HMS Montrose (D 01)
Destroyer of the Admiralty Leader class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Hawthorn Leslie & Co. (Hebburn-on-Tyne, U.K.)|
|Laid down||4 Oct 1917|
|Launched||10 Jun 1918|
|Commissioned||14 Sep 1918|
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 31 January 1946.
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Commands listed for HMS Montrose (D 01)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Henry Thurston Wake Pawsey, OBE, RN||31 Jul 1939||6 Sep 1939|
|2||Capt. Alfred Jerome Lucian Phillips, RN||6 Sep 1939||27 Sep 1939|
|3||Cdr. Cecil Ramsden Langworthy Parry, RN||27 Sep 1939||9 Sep 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Walter John Phipps, OBE, RN||9 Sep 1941||16 Oct 1943|
|5||A/Cdr. Guy Neville Rolfe, DSC, RN||16 Oct 1943||Ca. Aug 44|
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Notable events involving Montrose include:
3 Oct 1939
Convoy OA 14.
This convoy departed Southend on 3 October 1939. It was dissolved at sea on 6 October 1939.
This convoy was made up of the following merchant vessels; Baron Ailsa (British, 3656 GRT, built 1936), City of Windsor (British, 7218 GRT, built 1923), Clan Lamont (British, 7250 GRT, built 1939), Corfell (British, 1802 GRT, built 1934) (to Porstmouth only), Flimston (British, 4674 GRT, built 1925), Fulham II (British, 1596 GRT, built 1936), Ousebridge (British, 5601 GRT, built 1920) and Troutpool (British, 4886 GRT, built 1927).
Escort was provided by the destroyers HMS Kelly (Capt. L.F.A.V.N. Mountbatten, GCVO, RN), HMS Kingston (Lt.Cdr. P. Somerville, RN) which sailed from Plymouth early in the day and then joined the convoy off the Downs. The next day the convoy was joined by HMS Montrose (Cdr. C.R.L. Parry, RN) coming from Portsmouth.
31 Oct 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN), HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. L.W.L. Argles, RN), HMS Montrose (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Phipps, OBE, RN) and HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN). (1)
4 Nov 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN), HMS Montrose (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Phipps, OBE, RN) and HMS Hurworth (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, RN). (1)
24 Nov 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Montrose (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Phipps, OBE, RN), HMS Wheatland (Lt. R.deL. Brooke, RN) and HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. L.W.L. Argles, RN). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6388 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
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