Allied Warships

HMS Oxlip (K 123)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 123 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Kincaid 
Ordered25 Jul 1939 
Laid down9 Dec 1940 
Launched28 Aug 1941 
Commissioned28 Dec 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to the Irish Naval Service in 1946 and renamed Maev.

 

Commands listed for HMS Oxlip (K 123)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. (retired) Frank Bentley Collinson, RD, RNR3 Nov 1941May 1942
2Lt. Charles William Leadbetter, RNRMay 194210 Apr 1944
3T/Lt. John Kirke Craig, RNVR10 Apr 194412 Jun 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick John George Rice, RNR12 Jun 194513 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Oxlip include:


5 Dec 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Davies, OBE, RNR) and HMS Tulip (Lt.Cdr. A. Wilkinson, RNR). (1)

16 Jan 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Oxlip (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RNR). (2)

23 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Rothesay for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Oxlip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR). (3)

28 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Oxlip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. P.A. Tinne, RNVR), HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Aubrey, RN) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. D.B.G. Dumas, RN). (3)

20 Mar 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Tulip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR), HMS Hoxa (T/Lt. H.P Davies, RNR) and HMS Okapi. (4)

24 Mar 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Tulip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR). (4)

1 Apr 1943
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted exercises off Colombo with HMS Tulip (Lt. C.W. Leadbetter, RNR) and HMS Overdale Wyke. (4)

29 May 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (T/Lt. F.A. Haworth, RNVR), HMS Borage (T/Lt. E.A. Hitchcock, RNR), HMS Oxlip (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.K. Craig, RNVR) and HMS Ambuscade (A/Lt.Cdr. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR). (5)

20 Aug 1945
HMS Una (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Escapade (Lt.Cdr. H.R.A. Kidston, RN) and HMS Oxlip (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Rice, RNR). (6)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17269
  3. File 2.12.03.6381 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. File 2.12.03.6427 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 173/20183
  6. ADM 173/20114

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


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