Allied Warships

HMS Jade (T 56)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantT 56 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched28 Mar 1933 
CommissionedNov 1935 
Lost21 Apr 1942 
History

Completed on 27 April 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1935.
Displacement: 392 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Jade (T/Lt. Arthur Robert James Tilston, DSC, SANF(V)) was sunk by aircraft bombs at Grand Harbour, Malta on 21 April 1942.

 

Commands listed for HMS Jade (T 56)

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Notable events involving Jade include:


9 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Coral and HMS Moonstone (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, RN) and later with HMS Jade and HMS Beryl. (1)

16 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Jade. (1)

22 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Jade and HMS Beryl. (1)

25 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Jade and HMS Beryl. (1)

27 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Jade, HMS Amber (Boatswain H.W. Clark, RN) and later with HMS Grimsby (Capt. A.S. Russell, RN) and HMS Deptford (Cdr. C.A.E. Stanfield, RN). (1)

8 Aug 1941
HMS Talisman (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) departed from Malta for Alexandria. Before departing exercises were carried out with HMS Jade (Boatswain W.J.H. Fellows, RN).

No map of this passage can be displayed as there are no logs available for HMS Talisman for this period. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16103
  2. ADM 199/1151

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


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