Allied Warships

HMS Cape Mariato (4.172)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.172 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched1 Oct 1936 
CommissionedJun 1940 
End service 
History

Completed in November 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 2 June 1940.
Displacement: 497 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Scrapped at Inverkeithing in 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Cape Mariato (4.172)

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CommanderFromTo
1J. Woodell, RNR3 Jun 194023 Oct 1940
2T/Lt. Harold Thomas Stewart Clouston, RNVR23 Oct 194020 Feb 1943
3T/Lt. Norman John Ivison, RNVR20 Feb 194320 Feb 1944
4T/Lt. Leonard Peter Frank Lee, RNVR20 Feb 194410 Nov 1944
5T/Lt. Frank Bloor, RNVR10 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Cape Mariato include:


10 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR), HMS Rye (Lt. J.A. Pearson, DSC, RNR), HMS Tynwald (A/Capt. (retired) F.T. Peters, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Southern Wave (Skr. J. May, RNR). (1)

7 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. H.T.S. Clouston, RNVR). (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)

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)

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). (3)

2 Jan 1945
HMS Totem (A/Lt.Cdr. M.B. St. John, DSC, RN) departed from her builders yards, Devonport Dockyard at Plymouth, for Holy Loch. During the passage north she was escorted by HMS Cape Mariato (T/Lt. F. Bloor, RNVR). (4)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17201
  3. ADM 173/17756
  4. ADM 173/19948

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


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