Allied Warships

HMS Leeds United (FY 196)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 196 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched19 Sep 1933 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in October 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 405 tons.

Sold in 1945.
Scrapped at Sunderland in 1962.

 

Commands listed for HMS Leeds United (FY 196)

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CommanderFromTo
1H L Williams, RNVR19 Oct 19393 Aug 1942
2A/Skr.Lt. Walter Kirman, RNR3 Aug 19427 Jul 1943
3Skr. Horace Charles Aisthorpe, RNR7 Jul 1943Late 1943 (1)
4T/Skr. Frederick James Setterfield, RNRlate 194312 Feb 1944
5A/Skr.Lt. Samuel Heaton Williams, RNR12 Feb 1944

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Notable events involving Leeds United include:


14 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Leeds United (A/Skr.Lt. W. Kirman, RNR). (2)

15 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR), HMS Leeds United (A/Skr.Lt. W. Kirman, RNR) and HMS Derby County (Lt. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR). (2)

22 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMIS Rohilkhand (Lt. J.E. Gibbs, RIN), HMS Leeds United (A/Skr.Lt. W. Kirman, RNR) and HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN). (2)

Sources

  1. http://www.unithistories.com/officers/RNR_officersA.html
  2. File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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