Allied Warships

HMS Hugh Walpole (FY 102)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 102 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched14 Nov 1936 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 
History

Competed in January 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 27 August 1939.
Displacement: 498 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in April 1946.
Renamed Rossella in 1954.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 12 June 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Hugh Walpole (FY 102)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Brown Piggott, RNR6 Oct 1939May 1940
2Skr. Dan Upson, RNRMay 194023 Oct 1940
3T/S.Lt. James Mackenzie, RNR23 Oct 1940May 1941
4T/S.Lt. Bernard Charlton Reid, RNVRMay 19414 Sep 1941
5T/Lt. Percy Oliver Elliott, RNR4 Sep 194120 Jan 1942
6T/Lt. James Mackenzie, RNR20 Jan 194211 Nov 1943
7T/Lt. David Oliver Humphreys, DSC, RNVR11 Nov 19439 Dec 1943
8T/Lt. James Reginald Turner Broom, RNVR9 Dec 1943mid 1944
9T/Lt. Cyril Herbert Tilbury, RNVRmid 1944

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Notable events involving Hugh Walpole include:


4 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. P.O. Elliott, RNR) and HMS Stella Capella (Lt. W.L. Sadgrove, RANVR). (1)

30 Jan 1942
HMS Tigris (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) departed from Holy Loch for her 14th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Central Norway (Trondheim area) as the German battleship Tirpitz had moved from the Baltic to Norway.

She was escorted out by HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR) until 1600/1.

[no log is available so no map can be displayed.] (2)

6 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN), HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. K.F. Rasmussen, RNR), HMS Fame (Capt. R. Heathcote, DSO, RN) and HMS Moyola (Lt.Cdr. H.N. Lawson, RD, RNR). (3)

10 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. K.F. Rasmussen, RNR), HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN) and HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. R.V.E. Case, DSC, RD, RNR). (4)

11 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN), HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN), HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. K.F. Rasmussen, RNR), HMS Saxifrage (T/Lt. J. Renwick, DSO, RNR) and HMS Rother (Lt.Cdr. R.V.E. Case, DSC, RD, RNR). (4)

12 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. T. Johnston, RN), HMS Saxifage (T/Lt. J. Renwick, DSO, RNR), HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR) and HMS Cape Portland (T/Lt. K.F. Rasmussen, RNR). (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/1845
  3. ADM 173/17926
  4. ADM 173/17796

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


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