Allied Warships

HMS Valse (T 151)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassDance 
PennantT 151 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down6 Oct 1940 
Launched12 Mar 1941 
Commissioned13 May 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in May 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Valse (T 151)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Donald Swinborne Hutton, RNRMay 194124 Sep 1942
2Lt. Harold Malcolm Collier, RNR24 Sep 19424 Aug 1943
3T/Lt. Eric John Newell, RNVR4 Aug 194312 Jun 1944
4T/Lt. Basil Harry Sydney Arendt, RNVR12 Jun 19445 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Valse include:


18 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Castleton (Lt. S.E. Jagger, RN), HMS Polka (T/Lt. I.A. Thorpe, MBE, RNVR), HMS Leicester City (T/Lt. C.E. Irving, RNVR), HMS Valse (T/Lt. E.J. Newell, RNVR) and HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR). (1)

7 May 1945
HMS Valse and HMS Leicester City together pick up 19 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Sneland I that was torpedoed and sunk near May Island in the Firth of Forth in position 56°10'N, 02°31'W by German U-boat U-2336.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19315

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


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