Allied Warships

HMS Lady Madeleine (FY 283)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 283 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Sep 1939 
CommissionedApr 1940 
End service 

Completed on 30 November 1939.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 24 January 1940.
Displacement: 581 tons.

Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Renamed Kingston Diamond in 1946.
Scrapped at Glasson Dock, UK on 8 April 1965.


Commands listed for HMS Lady Madeleine (FY 283)

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1Lt.Cdr. Thomas George Hill, RNR24 Apr 194014 Aug 1940
2T/Lt. Philip Hastings Potter, RNR14 Aug 194027 Feb 1941
3T/Lt. William Graeme Ogden, RNVR27 Feb 1941Feb 1943
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Nigel Stuart Heriot, DSC, RNVRFeb 194327 Jul 1943
5T/Lt. Roger Crawford Heron, RNVR27 Jul 19436 Sep 1944
6T/Lt. John David Walter Lewis, RNVR6 Sep 1944

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Notable events involving Lady Madeleine include:

29 Jan 1941
HMS Lady Madeleine (T/Lt. P.H. Potter, RNR) picks up 20 survivors from the British merchant King Robert that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 south of Rockall in position 56°00'N, 15°23'W.

3 Feb 1943
HMS Lady Madeleine (T/Lt. W.G. Ogden, RNVR) picks up survivors from the American merchant Greylock that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-255 in the Norwegian Sea in position 70°52'N, 00°21'W. The Greylock was later sunk by gunfire by one of the escorts.

17 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kite (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Lady Madeleine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.S. Heriot, DSC, RNVR), ML 166 and ML 574 (T/S.Lt. E.R.S. Gillham, RNVR). (1)

17 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-246 was sunk south of the Isle of Man, in position 53°40'N, 04°53,5'N, by depth charges from the British ASW trawler HMS Lady Madeleine (T/Lt. J.D.W. Lewis, RNVR).

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  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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