Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Agate (FY 212)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 212 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched18 Nov 1937 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 
History

Completed on 23 December 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 18 September 1939.
Displacement: 464 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Scrapped at Burght, Belgium on 3 October 1963.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Agate (FY 212)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. James Porter, RNR25 Nov 1939Oct 1940
2T/Lt. James Boulton Elmsley, RCNVROct 194020 Jun 1941
3Lt. Henry Owen L’Estrange, RNR20 Jun 1941Feb 1943
4Lt. John Simms, RNRFeb 1943early 1944
5T/Lt. Robert John Langley, RANVRearly 1944late 1944
6T/Lt. Edward Alfred Norris, RNVRlate 1944

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Notable events involving Kingston Agate include:


11 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), FFS Lobelia, HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR) and HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR). (1)

12 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR), HMS Hoxa (T/Lt. H.P Davies, RNR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R.J. Kennedy, RNR) and HMS Wistaria (Skr. R.W. Denny, RNR). (1)

1 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, DSO, RN), HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. T.M. Dorrien-Smith, RN), HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. J. Simms, RNR) and HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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