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:

24 Jun 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) carries out an A/S exercise off Gibraltar with HMS Folkestone (Lt.Cdr. C.F.H. Churchill, RN) and HMS Stella Carina (Lt. J.V. Lobb, RANVR).

Upon completion of this exercise all three ships joined the escort of convoy HG 66 (11th war patrol).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 21 during this patrol see the map below.


1 Jul 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN), HMS Azalea (Lt. G.C. Geddes, RNR) and HMS Stella Carina (Lt. J.V. Lobb, RANVR) depart from convoy HG 66 to join convoy OG 66.

A few hours later O 21 was ordered to establish a patrol off Cape Finisterre, Spain and leaves the formation. (1)

5 Jan 1942
HMS Clyde (Cdr. D.C. Ingram, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Stella Carina (Lt. J.V. Lobb, RANVR). (2)

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.


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17179

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

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