Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Coral (FY 215)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 215 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched8 Feb 1936 
CommissionedDec 1939 
End service 
History

Completed on 17 March 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 28 September 1939.
Displacement: 433 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Scrapped at Dunston on 27 March 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Coral (FY 215)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Walter Kirman, RNR31 Dec 193914 Mar 1941
2Ch.Skr. Isaac Mackintosh, RNR14 Mar 19418 Mar 1943
3T/Skr. Matthew Edward Owston, RNR8 Mar 1943Nov 1944
4T/A/Skr.Lt. William Wood, RNRNov 1944

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Notable events involving Kingston Coral include:


24 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (1)

10 Mar 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR) and HMS Kingston Crystal (Skr. R. Armstrong, RNR). (2)

15 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR) and HMS HDML 1004. (3)

17 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (3)

7 May 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (4)

22 May 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17328
  2. ADM 173/17329
  3. ADM 173/17330
  4. ADM 173/17331

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


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