HMS Valse (T 151)
ASW Trawler of the Dance class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1940|
|Launched||12 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||13 May 1941|
|History||Sold in May 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Valse (T 151)
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|1||T/Lt. Donald Swinborne Hutton, RNR||May 1941||24 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. Harold Malcolm Collier, RNR||24 Sep 1942||4 Aug 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Eric John Newell, RNVR||4 Aug 1943||12 Jun 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Basil Harry Sydney Arendt, RNVR||12 Jun 1944||5 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Valse include:
25 Nov 1942
HMS P 55 (Lt. A.D. Piper, DSC and 2 bars, RNR) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Valse (Lt. H.M. Collier, RNR) until 0800/27 when HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) took over the escort. (1)
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). (2)
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.
- ADM 173/17432
- ADM 173/19315
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.