HMS Angle (FY 201)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||9 Jun 1936|
Completed in July 1936.
Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Angle (FY 201)
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|1||Skr. Albert Scott Henderson Robb, RD, RNR||23 Oct 1939||14 Feb 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Redvers Michael Prior, RN||14 Feb 1940||8 Mar 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Arthur Frederick Round, RN||8 Mar 1940||18 Apr 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Alexander Cumming Litster, RNR||18 Apr 1940||20 Jun 1940|
|5||Lt. Arthur Norman Blundell, RNR||20 Jun 1940||26 Oct 1940|
|6||T/Lt. Richard Wolfenden, RNR||26 Oct 1940||9 Apr 1941|
|7||T/Lt. Edward Playne, RNVR||9 Apr 1941||19 Mar 1943|
|8||T/Lt. Arthur Lancaster Kerr, RNVR||19 Mar 1943||Sep 1943|
|9||T/Lt. Philip Brookes King, RNVR||Sep 1943||4 Dec 1943|
|10||T/Lt. Sidney Alan MacKechnie, RNVR||4 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Angle include:
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.
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)
- ADM 173/16295
- File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17813
- ADM 173/18227
- ADM 173/18228
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.