Allied Warships

HMS Berkshire (FY 183)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 183 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched24 Feb 1936 
CommissionedDec 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in March 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 3 October 1939.
Displacement: 466 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Renamed Clyde Geln in 1946.
Renamed Cape Conway in 1946.
Renamed Conan Doyle in 1946.
Renamed Howard in 1948.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 9 July 1958.

 

Commands listed for HMS Berkshire (FY 183)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Kenneth Prat Alliston, RANVR4 Aug 194110 Dec 1941
2Skr. Alfred Herbert Sandford, RNR10 Dec 19414 Jun 1942
3T/Skr. William Patterson, RNR4 Jun 194220 Jan 1943
4Skr. George Bruce, RNR20 Jan 1943Dec 1943
5A/Skr.Lt. Alfred Herbert Sandford, RNRDec 194325 Jun 1944
6A/Ch.Skr. Charles Raymond Blowers, RNR25 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Berkshire include:


24 May 1944
HMS Tuna (Lt. L.F.L. Hill, RNR) departed Blyth for Port H.H.Z. (Loch Cairnbawn). She was escorted by HMS Berkshire (A/Skr.Lt. A.H. Sandford, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18146

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


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