Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (FY 236)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 236 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched9 Mar 1935 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 

Completed on 7 May 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 18 September 1939.
Displacement: 448 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in March 1945.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium 18 March 1955.


Commands listed for HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (FY 236)

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1Skr. Robert Charles Green, RNR21 Nov 1939Oct 1940
2T/Lt. John Handley Cooper, RNVROct 1940mid 1941
3Skr. Robert Charles Green, DSC, RNRmid 1941late 1941
4T/Skr. Lawrence Ford, RNRlate 1941Mar 1942
5Skr. Case James Albert Silom, RNRMar 194212 Jun 1942
6A/Skr.Lt. Magnus Andrew Smith, RNR12 Jun 194210 Sep 1943
7A/Skr.Lt. Henry Rich, RNR10 Sep 1943

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Notable events involving Kingston Chrysoberyl include:

15 Jul 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth where she conducted A/S exercises with HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Olvina (Skr. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR) and HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR). (1)

25 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR) and HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (2)

2 May 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Lord Stanhope (A/Skr.Lt. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. H. Rich, RNR). (3)


  1. ADM 173/17251
  2. ADM 173/17921
  3. ADM 173/18698

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

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