Allied Warships

HMS Heather (K 69)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 69 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered19 Sep 1939 
Laid down22 May 1940 
Launched17 Sep 1940 
Commissioned1 Nov 1940 
End service 
History

HMS Heather is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List

Sold to be broken up for scrap on 22 May 1947 and scrapped at Grays.

 

Commands listed for HMS Heather (K 69)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. (retired) James Geoffrey Clemons Gibson, RN15 Oct 1940May 1942
2T/Lt. William Leslie Turner, RNRMay 19423 Mar 1945
3Lt. Ernest Maitland Quarrie, RNR3 Mar 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Heather include:


19 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Heather (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, RN) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (1)

21 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Heather (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, RN) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (1)

22 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Star of India (Cdr.(Retd.) S.F. Russell, RN) and HMS Heather (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, RN). (1)

29 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN), HMS Sennen (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Abram, RN), HMS Narcissus (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and FFS Renoncule. (2)

2 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Vanessa (Lt. C.E. Sheen, RN), HMS Whitehall (Cdr. C.L.de H. Bell, RD, RNR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR) and HNoMS Rose. (3)

22 Jan 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Clematis (T/Lt. R.H. Farrands, DSC, RNR) and HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR). (4)

29 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR), HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), a href=/allies/warships/ship/807.html>HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16308
  2. ADM 173/17252
  3. ADM 173/17814
  4. ADM 173/17812
  5. ADM 173/18513

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


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