HMS Kingston Cairngorm
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||21 Feb 1935|
|Lost||18 Oct 1940|
Completed on 1 April 1935.
HMT Kingston Cairngorm was mined in the English Channel off Portland on 17 October 1940. She sank while under tow the next day at 0318 hours.
The Kingston Cairngorm was still not back in service following the damage she had sustained in January 1940 and was at moment being towed by the tug Caroline Moller.
Commands listed for HMS Kingston Cairngorm
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Philip Edward Vaux, DSC, RN||25 Oct 1939||early 1940|
|2||Skr. George Murray, RNR||early 1940||3 Jun 1940|
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Notable events involving Kingston Cairngorm include:
6 Dec 1939
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.A.S. Wise, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Kingston Ceylonite (Ch.Skr. J.R. Coultas, RNR) and HMS Kingston Cairngorm (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) P.E. Vaux, DSC, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/15805
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.