Allied Warships

HMS Stella Polaris (4.258)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched15 Oct 1936 
CommissionedSep 1940 
End service 

Completed in December 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in May 1940.
Displacement: 498 tons.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Scrapped at Willebroek, Belgium in February 1966.


Commands listed for HMS Stella Polaris (4.258)

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1Skr.Lt. Sidney John Ward, DSC, RD, RNR30 Sep 194011 Jul 1941
2Skr. Thomas Normandale, RNR11 Jul 194131 Mar 1944
3T/S.Lt. Barry Mervyn Stacey, SANF(V)31 Mar 194414 Mar 1945
4T/Lt. David Hamilton Graham, RNZNVR14 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Stella Polaris include:

21 Dec 1940
HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch escorted by HMS Stella Polaris (Skr.Lt. S.J. Ward, DSC, RD, RNR) for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1845

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

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