HMS Amethyst (T 12)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||15 Jan 1934|
|Lost||24 Nov 1940|
Completed in February 1934.
HMT Amethyst (T/Lt. the Hon. William Keith Rous, RNVR) was mined and sunk in the Thames estuary. There were no casualties.
Commands listed for HMS Amethyst (T 12)
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|1||Boatswain Alfred William Geen, RN||15 Jun 1939|
|2||Ch.Skr. Andrew Liston, RNR||12 Sep 1939||8 Jan 1940|
|3||Cdr. (retired) Richard Charles Stokes, RN||8 Jan 1940||Ca. May 40|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Sidney James Gunn, RN||Ca. May 40||Jul 1940|
|5||T/Lt. the Hon. William Keith Rous, RNVR||Jul 1940||24 Nov 1940|
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Notable events involving Amethyst include:
29 Sep 1939
The light cruisers HMS Southampton (Capt. F.W.H. Jeans, CVO, RN, flying the flag of Vice-Admiral G.F.B. Edward-Collins, CB, KCVO, RN) and HMS Glasgow (Capt. F.H. Pegram, RN) conducted exercises off the Firth of Forth during which they were escorted by the destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Jupiter (Lt.Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, RN).
Again the cruisers returned to port after the A/S trawler HMS Amethyst (Ch.Skr. A. Liston, RNR) obtained an A/S contact. The destroyers joined the hunt for the submarine but in the evening they returned to port. (1)
- ADM 53/109417
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.