Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Olivine (FY 193)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 193 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched15 Mar 1930 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed on 10 April 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 378 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun, 3 20 mm AA (3x1).

Used as MS trawler from July 1942 onwards.

Renamed Langland Bay in 1947.
Renamed Masona in 1954.
Scrapped at Troon on 2 November 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Olivine (FY 193)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. George Windsor Gregorie, RNR18 Sep 1939Sep 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Roy Kendall, RNRSep 194018 Dec 1940
3T/Lt. Eric George Donald, RNVR18 Dec 1940mid 1941
4S.Lt. Patrick John McCormick, RANVRmid 1941Oct 1941
5Lt. Trevor Walton Lewis, RANVR1 Oct 194128 Sep 1942
6Lt. George Clement Crowley, RN28 Sep 194227 Sep 1943
7Lt. Eric Percy Evers, RANVR27 Sep 194326 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Kingston Olivine include:


15 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kingston Olivine (Lt. G.C. Crowley, RN) and HMS Fiaray (T/Lt. W.F. McAusland, RNVR). (1)

16 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kingston Olivine (Lt. G.C. Crowley, RN), HMS Wear (?), HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Pumphrey, RN, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Fiaray (T/Lt. W.F. McAusland, RNVR). (1)

29 Apr 1945
HMS Ultimatum (Lt. P.D.C. Bennett, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. They were escorted by HMS Kingston Olivine (Lt. E.P. Evers, RANVR). (2)

29 Apr 1945
HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Olivine (Lt. E.P. Evers, RANVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17255
  2. ADM 173/20089
  3. ADM 173/19786

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


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