Allied Warships

HMS Kelt (FY 112)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 112 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched29 Dec 1936 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in February 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 455 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1945.
Renamed Camilla in 1954.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium in 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Kelt (FY 112)

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1Skr. William McKenzie Smith, RNR17 Oct 193928 Jan 1941
2T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR28 Jan 1941mid 1941
3T/S.Lt. Stuart Creer Callister, RNVRmid 194119 Apr 1942
4T/Lt. Kenneth Prat Alliston, RANVR19 Apr 194221 Aug 1942
5T/Lt. Stanley Grant Fowler, RNR21 Aug 1942Oct 1942
6T/Lt. George Beaumont Butler, RNVROct 1942mid 1944
7T/Lt. James Taylor, RNVRmid 1944

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Notable events involving Kelt include:

7 Mar 1942
HMS Kelt (T/Lt. S.C. Callister, RNR) picks up 24 survivors from the Norwegian tanker Sydhav that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-505 south-west of Freetown in position 04°47'N, 14°57'W.

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