Allied Warships

HMS Lord Stanhope (FY 163)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 163 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched18 Apr 1935 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in June 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 448 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Wrecked off southern Iceland on 7 November 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Lord Stanhope (FY 163)

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1Cdr. (retired) Frederic Thornton Peters, DSO, DSC, RN2 Oct 193917 Dec 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Trevor Allan Owen Ellis, RD, RNR17 Dec 193911 Apr 1940
3Skr. William Richard Alward Hicks, RNR11 Apr 19407 Jul 1941
4Skr. Frank Oldman, RNR7 Jul 19411 Oct 1941
5A/Skr.Lt. William Richard Alward Hicks, RNR1 Oct 194127 Mar 1944
6A/Ch.Skr. (A/Skr.Lt.) Sidney George Jinks, RNR27 Mar 1944

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Notable events involving Lord Stanhope include:

6 Jul 1940
HMS H 43 (Lt. G.R. Colvin, RN) departed Plymouth for her 5th war patrol. She was to conduct a special operation (Operation Anger). A reconnaissance agent was to be landed on Guernsey. HMS H 43 was escorted out until 2230 hours by HMS Lord Stanhope (Skr. W.R.A. Hicks, RNR).

[No log is available for HMS H 43 for this period so no map for this patrol can be displayed.] (1)

7 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Lord Stanhope (A/Skr.Lt. W.R.A. Hicks, DSC, RNR), HMS Olvina (A/Skr.Lt. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, DSC, RNR) and Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR). (2)

2 May 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Lord Stanhope (A/Skr.Lt. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. H. Rich, RNR). (3)


  1. ADM 199/1829
  2. ADM 173/18331
  3. ADM 173/18698

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

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