Allied Warships

HMS Lady Beryl (FY 100)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 100 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Nov 1935 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed on 12 December 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 436 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in June 1945.
Renamed Warwick Deeping in 1948.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 23 October 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Lady Beryl (FY 100)

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1Skr. Richard William Slater, RNR6 Oct 193910 Mar 1940
2Ch.Skr. George Wilfred Holliday, RNR10 Mar 194013 Jul 1940
3Ch.Skr. Andrew Liston, RNR13 Jul 194013 Oct 1942
4T/Skr. Burton Truefitt, RNR13 Oct 1942late 1942
5Skr. Ernest Edward Whitcombe, RNRlate 1942early 1943

6T/Skr. Alexander Jamieson, RNR10 Jul 194319 Dec 1943
7Skr. Horace Charles Aisthorpe, RNR19 Dec 1943 (1)

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Notable events involving Lady Beryl include:

28 Dec 1939
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.A.S. Wise, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Le Tiger (Skr. A.R. Lewis, RNR) and HMS Lady Beryl (Skr. R.W. Slater, RNR).

[No logs are available for HMS Oberon for the months of January to June 1940 so no other details on her operations can be given here other then the ones currently listed.] (2)


  2. ADM 173/15805

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

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