Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Turquoise (4.91)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.91 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched27 Apr 1929 
Commissioned5 Sep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed on 23 May 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 26 August 1945.
Displacement: 356 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Renamed Cunningham in 1946.
Scrapped at Boom, Belgium on 30 November 1957.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Turquoise (4.91)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Leonard Arthur White, RNR5 Sep 193931 Jul 1940
2Lt. Harold Geeves Chesterman, RNR31 Jul 1940early 1941

3Skr. John Derrett, RNR5 Apr 194121 Jun 1941
4Skr. Henry Rich, RNR21 Jun 1941Mar 1943
5Ch.Skr. Henry Edward Dodd, RNRMar 19438 Oct 1943
6Skr. Robert Charles Green, DSC, RNR8 Oct 194314 Jan 1944
7A/Skr.Lt. George Murray, RNR14 Jan 194420 Nov 1944
8A/Ch.Skr. James Flett, RNR20 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Kingston Turquoise include:


4 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. She makes the passage together with HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) and HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN). They were escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (Ch.Skr. H.E. Dodd, RNR).

6 Apr 1943
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) shifted from Portland to Plymouth. She makes the passage together with HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) and HMS Sickle (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN). They were escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (Ch.Skr. H.E. Dodd, RNR).

26 Apr 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) shifted from Yarmouth to Dartmouth. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (Ch.Skr. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (1)

27 Apr 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) shifted from Dartmouth to Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (Ch.Skr. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (1)

14 May 1944
Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) departed Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (2)

18 May 1944
HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) departed her builders yard at Liverpool for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (3)

10 Sep 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. I.M. Stoop, DSC, RN) proceeded from Londonderry to Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Skr.Lt. G. Murray, RNR). (4)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Barrow-in-Furness. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Turquoise (A/Ch.Skr. J. Flett, RNR). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17769
  2. ADM 173/19295
  3. ADM 173/18890
  4. ADM 173/18484
  5. ADM 173/19996

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


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