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.) 
Laid down 
Launched31 Jul 1934 
CommissionedJan 1939 
End service 

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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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:

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.

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