Allied Warships

HMS Lord Hotham (FY 113)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 113 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched8 Apr 1936 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in May 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 464 tons.

Sold in September 1945.
Scrapped at Antwerp, Belgium on 22 March 1967.

 

Commands listed for HMS Lord Hotham (FY 113)

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CommanderFromTo
1Edward Ashby Cullen, RNVR15 Nov 1939mid 1940
2Skr. James Walter Morris, RNRmid 194020 Aug 1941
3T/Skr. Frederick James Setterfield, RNR20 Aug 1941early 1942

4Lt. Ronald Eric George Simmons, RNR7 Apr 194231 May 1943
5T/Lt. Edward Melson Wingate, RNVR31 May 1943early 1944
6T/Lt. Lawrence Hardcastle Clarke, RNVRearly 194428 May 1944
7T/Lt. Robert William Scrymgour Dand, RNVR28 May 1944

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Notable events involving Lord Hotham include:


27 Mar 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) carries out exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Alouette (Lt. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR), HMS Erin (A/Cdr. J.O. Davies, RNR), HMS Lord Hotham (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR) and HMS Leyland (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (1)

16 Sep 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar together with HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR) and HMS Lord Hotham (T/Skr. F.J. Setterfield, RNR). (2)

9 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Londonderry for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Lord Hotham (Lt. R.E.G. Simmons, RNR). (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6404 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/16986
  3. ADM 173/17793

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


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