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 at / off Scapa Flow 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)

14 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Agate (T/Lt. R.J. Langley, RANVR), HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Totland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Tourtel, RNR). (3)

15 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Agate (T/Lt. R.J. Langley, RANVR), HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR) and ML's. (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/19446

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


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