HMS Kingston Crystal (FY 216)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||22 Mar 1936|
|Commissioned||3 Jan 1940|
Completed on 6 May 1936.
Returned to her owner in March 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Kingston Crystal (FY 216)
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|1||Skr. George Henry Oliver, RNR||3 Jan 1940||2 Apr 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Gwynne Howell Price James, RNR||2 Apr 1940||22 Nov 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Francis Hall, RNR||22 Nov 1940||14 Jul 1941|
|4||Skr. Walter Kirman, RNR||14 Jul 1941||29 Oct 1941|
|5||S.Lt John Eric Johnson, RNVR||29 Oct 1941||3 Mar 1942|
|6||Skr. Robert Armstrong, RNR||3 Mar 1942|
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Notable events involving Kingston Crystal include:
25 May 1940
HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Fraser, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria togther with HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) and later together with HMS Kingston Crystal (Lt.Cdr. G.H.P. James, RNR) and HMS Sindonis (Ch.Skr. G. Rawding, RNR). (1)
15 Nov 1940
HMS Parthian (Lt.Cdr. M.G. Rimington, DSO, RN) departed Alexandria for her 8th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol off Benghazi, Libya.
For the daily positions of HMS Parthian during this patrol see the map below.
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). (3)
- ADM 173/16374
- ADM 199/283
- ADM 173/17329
- ADM 173/17769
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.