HMS Ayrshire (FY 225)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||17 Jan 1938|
Completed in February 1938.
Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Ayrshire (FY 225)
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|1||Ch.Skr. Frank Blake, RNR||6 Nov 1939||1 Jan 1940|
|2||S.Lt. Nigel Dixon, RN||1 Jan 1940||Jun 1940|
|3||T/Lt. James Renwick, RNR||Jun 1940||late 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Leo Joseph Anthony Gradwell, RNVR||late 1940||ca late 42|
|5||T/Lt. Robert William Hillary Elsden, RNVR||ca late 42||3 Jul 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Norman Kingsley Baynes, RNVR||3 Jul 1944||16 Mar 1945|
|7||T/Lt. William Gilbert Nigel Aplin, RNR||16 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Ayrshire include:
29 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. E.L. Wathen, RNR), HMS Ayrshire, HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and HMS Haarlem (Lt. H. Riding, RNR). (2)
2 Jan 1943
HMS P 339 (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, DSO, RN) departed from Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Torbay (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) and HMS P 223 (Lt. G.D.N. Milner, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Ayrshire (T/Lt. R.W.H. Elsden, RNVR). (6)
8 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMS Ayrshire (T/Lt. R.W.H. Elsden, RNVR), HMS Cape Argona (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, RNR) and HMS Lord Middleton (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR). (7)
12 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Ayrshire (T/Lt. R.W.H. Elsden, RNVR) and HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. N.J. Ivison, RNVR) and HMS Badsworth (Lt. G.T.S. Gray, DSC, RN). (7)
- ADM 173/16735
- ADM 173/17255
- ADM 173/17256
- ADM 173/17470
- ADM 199/1818
- ADM 173/17920
- ADM 173/17756
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.