Allied Warships

HMS Angle (FY 201)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 201 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched9 Jun 1936 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in July 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 13 September 1939.
Displacement: 531 tons.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Renamed Laertes in 1946.
Renamed Tripoli in 1949
Renamed Stella Dorado in 1953.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in September 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Angle (FY 201)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Albert Scott Henderson Robb, RD, RNR23 Oct 193914 Feb 1940
2Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Redvers Michael Prior, RN14 Feb 19408 Mar 1940
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Arthur Frederick Round, RN8 Mar 194018 Apr 1940
4T/Lt. Alexander Cumming Litster, RNR18 Apr 194020 Jun 1940
5Lt. Arthur Norman Blundell, RNR20 Jun 194026 Oct 1940
6T/Lt. Richard Wolfenden, RNR26 Oct 19409 Apr 1941
7T/Lt. Edward Playne, RNVR9 Apr 194119 Mar 1943
8T/Lt. Arthur Lancaster Kerr, RNVR19 Mar 1943Sep 1943
9T/Lt. Philip Brookes King, RNVRSep 19434 Dec 1943
10T/Lt. Sidney Alan MacKechnie, RNVR4 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving Angle include:


10 Jul 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. E.P. Tomkinson, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS Angle (Lt. A.N. Blundell, RNR). (1)

18 Jul 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. E.P. Tomkinson, RN) participated in / conducted exercises off Campbeltown. These included a practice attack on HMS Angle (Lt. A.N. Blundell, RNR). (1)

17 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (2)

9 Mar 1942
HMS Angle (T/Lt E. Playne, RNVR) picks up the sole survivor from HMS Notts County which was sunk by the German submarine U-701 southeast of Iceland. She was herself missed by three torpedoes fired by the U-boat in two unsuccessful attacks during this encounter.

23 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR) and HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR). (3)

24 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR), HMS Paynter (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR) and HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR). (3)

31 Jul 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) departed Kames Bay for Lerwick. One board was one Welman midget submarine.

Thrasher was escorted by HMS Angle (T/Lt. A.L. Kerr, RNVR). (4)

2 Aug 1943
HMS Thrasher (Lt.Cdr. A.R. Hezlet, DSC, RN) departed Kames Bay for Port H.H.Z. On board was still one Welman midget submarine but two others had to be embarked from HMS Titania that was moored at Loch Corrie (Port HHX).

Thrasher was escorted by HMS Angle (T/Lt. A.L. Kerr, RNVR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16295
  2. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17813
  4. ADM 173/18227
  5. ADM 173/18228

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


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