Allied Warships

HMS Carron (R 30)

Destroyer of the Ca class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassCa 
PennantR 30 
Built byScotts Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Greenock, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Mar 1942 
Laid down26 Nov 1942 
Launched28 Mar 1944 
Commissioned6 Nov 1944 
End service 
History

Arrived at Inverkeithing to be broken up for scrap on 4 April 1967.  

Former nameHMS Strenuous

Commands listed for HMS Carron (R 30)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Valentine Wilkinson, DSC, RN25 Sep 1944mid 1946

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Notable events involving Carron include:


20 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). (1)

22 Nov 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Ulster (Lt.Cdr. R.J. Hanson, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN), HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN), HNoMs Karmøy and HMS Hazel (T/Lt. J.D. Daniel, RNVR). (1)

14 Dec 1944
HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HNoMS Stord (Lt.Cdr. H. Øi). (2)

28 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 24th and 18th Escort Groups and HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN) and HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN). (3)

1 Mar 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with ships from the 18th Escort Group and HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN). (4)

29 Mar 1945
HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Carron (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Wilkinson, DSC, RN) and HMS Cambrian (Lt.Cdr. H.T. Harrel, RN). (5)

Media links


British destroyers & frigates

Norman Friedman


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19364
  2. ADM 173/18745
  3. ADM 173/20257
  4. ADM 173/20258
  5. ADM 173/19807

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


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