Allied Warships

HMS Palomares (F 98)

Anti-Aircraft ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeAnti-Aircraft ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 98 
Built byDoxford Shipyard (Sunderland, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Oct 1937 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Completed in February 1938.
Displacement: 1896 GRT
Armamant: 8 4" AA guns (4x2), 8 2pdr AA (2x4)

In August 1940 Palomares was requisitioned by the Royal Navy and converted to Anti-Aircraft ship. In December 1942 she was converted to a fighter-direction ship, fitted with radar to direct fighter aircraft. Returned to her owners in 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Palomares (F 98)

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1A/Capt. (retired) John Henry Jauncey, RN30 Apr 1941mid 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Jerome Miller, RD, RNRmid 194416 Feb 1945
3Cdr. Charles Leigh de Hauteville Bell, DSC, RD, RNR16 Feb 1945ca.late 45

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Notable events involving Palomares include:

22 Jan 1944
Damaged by a mine off Anzio during amphibious assault. Palomares had to be towed to Naples. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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