Allied Warships

HMS Cape Argona (FY 190)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 190 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched24 Mar 1936 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in April 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 494 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1945.
Renamed Arctic Scout in 1951.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in February 1957.

 

Commands listed for HMS Cape Argona (FY 190)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Alan Holt Davies, RNVR3 Oct 1939Jul 1940

2T/S.Lt. Richard George Wallace, RNR7 Oct 19403 Jul 1942
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Eric Robert Pate, RNR3 Jul 19428 Sep 1943
4T/Lt. Laurie Brewton Payton, RNVR8 Sep 194319 Feb 1945
5T/Lt. Alexander Clement Dodd, RNVR19 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Cape Argona include:


16 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HrMs Jan van Brakel (Lt.Cdr. Baron T.K. van Asbeck, RNN), HMCS Rosthern (Lt. W. Russell, RCNR), HMS Hildasay (T/Lt. W.P. Hart, RNR) and HMS Cape Argona (T/Lt. R.G. Wallace, RNR). (1)

10 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR) and HMS Cape Argona (T/Lt. R.G. Wallace, RNR). (2)

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). (3)

9 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lord Middleton (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR), HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO, RNR), HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. N.J. Ivison, RNVR) and HMS Cape Argona (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, RNR). (3)

10 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 Argona (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, RNR). (3)

11 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 Argona (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, RNR). (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17201
  3. ADM 173/17756

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


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