Allied Warships

HMS Derby County (FY 171)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 171 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched25 Jul 1933 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in August 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 339 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1945.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in 1964.

 

Commands listed for HMS Derby County (FY 171)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Robert Armstrong, RNR15 Oct 19399 Nov 1940
2Skr. William John Prior Soloman, RNR9 Nov 194014 Jun 1941
3Lt. Keith Burns Hopkins, RNVR14 Jun 194120 Jan 1944
4A/Skr.Lt. John Wilkinson Short, RNR20 Jan 1944

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Notable events involving Derby County include:


9 Jan 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Vanquisher and HMS Derby County (Skr. W.J.P. Soloman, RNR). (1)

15 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR), HMS Leeds United (A/Skr.Lt. W. Kirman, RNR) and HMS Derby County (Lt. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR). (2)

19 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Derby County (Lt. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR), HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. A. Robinson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR). (2)

20 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Derby County (Lt. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR), HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN) and HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16789
  2. File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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