HMS Imperialist (FY 126)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||23 Dec 1938|
Completed in January 1939.
Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Imperialist (FY 126)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. York McLeod Cleeves, RD, RNR||2 Oct 1939||24 Apr 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Philip Edward Kitto, RNR||24 Apr 1940||mid 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Frank Maurice Phillips, RNVR||mid 1942||Oct 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Arthur Rex Fawkener Pelling, RNR||Oct 1942||24 May 1943|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Bryan Humfrey Craig Rodgers, RNVR||24 May 1943||7 Nov 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Leslie George Harry Mole, RNVR||7 Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Imperialist include:
31 Oct 1943
German U-boat U-732 was sunk in the Strait of Gibraltar north of Tangier, in position 35°54'N, 05°52'W, by depth charges from the British A/S trawler HMS Imperialist (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and the British destroyer HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN).
27 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/19424
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.