Allied Warships

HMS Stella Carina (FY 352)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 352 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Jun 1936 
CommissionedMay 1940 
End service 

Completed in August 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in May 1940.
Displacement: 440 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr gun.

Returned to her owner in May 1945.
Renamed Kopanes in 1946.
Renamed Daniel Quare in 1949.
Wrecked 7 nautical miles west-south-west of Langanes, Iceland on 9 September 1955.


Commands listed for HMS Stella Carina (FY 352)

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1T/Skr. Edward Phillips, RNR17 Nov 19396 Jun 1940
2T/Skr. W Roberts, RNR6 Jun 1940late 1940

3S.Lt. Roy Lockwood, RANVR10 Mar 194122 May 1941
4Lt. John Vernon Lobb, RANVR22 May 194130 Sep 1943
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Prat Alliston, RANVR30 Sep 1943late 1944
6T/Lt. Ronald Owen Smees, RNVRlate 1944

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Notable events involving Stella Carina include:

20 Apr 1943
HMS Stella Carina and HMS Foxtrot together pick up 61 survivors from the American merchant Michigan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-565 about 60 nautical miles west of Oran, Algeria in position 35°59'N, 01°25'W.

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