HMS Brontes (FY 118)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||3 Mar 1934|
Completed on 31 March 1934.
Sold in 1945.
In March 1942 the small village of Slaidburn, England (offsite link) raised money during "Warship Week" to sponsor HMT Brontes.
Commands listed for HMS Brontes (FY 118)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Trevor St.Vincent Frederick Tyler, RN||11 Sep 1939||28 Apr 1940|
|2||Ch.Skr. John Robert Coultas, RD, RNR||28 Apr 1940||20 Sep 1942|
|3||Skr. Sidney Christie, RNR||20 Sep 1942||17 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Skr. Burton Truefitt, RNR||17 Aug 1943||19 Oct 1944|
|5||Skr. Albert Edward Wood, RNR||19 Oct 1944|
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Notable events involving Brontes include:
25 Mar 1940
HMS Northern Wave (T/Lt. L.C. Head, RNVR) and HMS Brontes (Cdr. T.St.V.F. Tyler (retired), RN) together pick up 25 survivors from the British tanker Daghestan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-57 nine nautical miles east of Copinsay, Orkneys in position 58°47'N, 02°46'W.
4 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN), HMS Virago (Lt.Cdr. A.J.R. White, RN), HMS Brontes (Skr. A.E. Wood, RNR) and HMS Istria (Skr. A.E. Larner, RNR). (1)
15 May 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) was joined at 0600 hours off Morecambe Bay by her escort towards Rothesay, HMS Brontes (T/Skr. B. Truefitt, RNR). They arrived at Rothesay later the same day. (2)
- ADM 173/18214
- ADM 173/19223
- ADM 173/19166
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.