HMS Olvina (FY 154)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||11 Sep 1934|
Completed in October 1934.
Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Olvina (FY 154)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Charles George Cuthbertson, RNR||16 Oct 1939||9 Sep 1940|
|2||Skr. Joseph Trone Hindmarsh Fairbairn, RNR||9 Sep 1940||30 Apr 1941|
|3||Skr. John Howson, RNR||30 Apr 1941||20 Oct 1943|
|4||Skr. Clifford George Spillings, RNR||20 Oct 1943|
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Notable events involving Olvina include:
15 Jul 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth where she conducted A/S exercises with HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Olvina (Skr. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR) and HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR). (4)
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). (5)
- ADM 173/16285
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17251
- ADM 173/18331
- ADM 199/1820
- ADM 173/18698
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.