Allied Warships

HMS Moonstone (T 90)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantT 90 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched31 Jul 1934 
CommissionedJan 1939 
End service 
History

Completed on 30 August 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in January 1939.
Displacement: 615 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1946.
Renamed Red Lancer in 1946.
Scrapped on 27 January 1964.

 

Commands listed for HMS Moonstone (T 90)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. William Joseph Henry Moorman, RN25 Aug 1939Jan 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Percy George Britten, RNRJan 194118 Feb 1942
3T/Lt. Herbert Samuel May, RNR18 Feb 194214 Feb 1944
4T/Lt. Robert Charles Ley Greaves, RNVR14 Feb 194430 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Moonstone include:


7 Sep 1939
HMS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Coral and HMS Moonstone (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, RN). Later on the day she made a practice attack on HMS Devonshire (Capt. J.M. Mansfield, DSC, RN). (1)

8 Sep 1939
HMS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria with HMS Coral and HMS Moonstone (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, RN). (1)

9 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Coral and HMS Moonstone (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, RN) and later with HMS Jade and HMS Beryl. (2)

11 Sep 1939
HMS Salmon (Lt.Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria with HMS Coral and HMS Moonstone (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, RN). (1)

23 Sep 1939
HMS Snapper (Lt. W.D.A. King, RN) conducted exercises off Alexandria. These exercises included an A/S exercise with HMS Moonstone (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, RN), HMS Amber (Boatswain H.W. Clark, RN) and later with HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. J.S.M. Richardson, RN). (2)

19 Jun 1940
The Italian submarine Galileo Galilei was captured by the British Anti-Submarine Trawler Moonstone (Boatswain W.J.H. Moorman, RN) south of Aden, in position 12°48'N, 45°12'E.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16021
  2. ADM 173/16103

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


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