Allied Warships

HMS Ambrose Pare (FY 346)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 346 
Built by 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedSep 1940 
End service 
History

Built in 1906.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1940.
Displacement: 326 tons.

Returned to her owner in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Ambrose Pare (FY 346)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. John Coade Grose, RNR18 Sep 1940Jan 1942
2Skr. Robert Charles Green, DSC, RNRJan 194226 Apr 1942
3Skr. James Walter Morris, RNR26 Apr 194229 Jul 1945
4T/A/Skr.Lt. John Henry Williams, RNR29 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Ambrose Pare include:


15 Jul 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth where she conducted A/S exercises with HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Olvina (Skr. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR) and HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR). (1)

25 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR) and HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (2)

6 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Rowan (T/Lt. R.O. Moore, RNVR), HMS Lord Essenden (A/Skr.Lt. F.A. Yeomans, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (3)

1 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMCS Athabascan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN), HMS Cattistock (Lt. R.G.D. Keddie, DSC, RN), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Victrix (T/Lt. J.D. Craighead, RNR) and HMS Kingston Andalusite (T/Lt. W.S. Lowe, RNVR). (4)

30 Mar 1944
HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) arrived at Devonport (Plymouth).

Torbay and ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Koziolkowski, DSC, Polish Navy) were escorted in by HMS Ambrose Pare (Ch.Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17251
  2. ADM 173/17921
  3. ADM 173/17922
  4. ADM 173/18331
  5. ADM 199/1868

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


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