Allied Warships

HMS Stella Sirius

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Feb 1934 
CommissionedApr 1940 
Lost25 Sep 1940 

Completed in March 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 404 tons.

HMT Stella Sirius (Lt.Cdr. Alan Newhouse Benson, RNVR) was bombed and sunk by Vichy French aircraft at Gibraltar on 25 September 1940.


Commands listed for HMS Stella Sirius

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1T/Lt. Arthur Guyon Prideaux, RNVR2 Apr 19406 Apr 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Alan Newhouse Benson, RNVR6 Apr 194025 Sep 1940

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Notable events involving Stella Sirius include:

22 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Wolborough (Cdr.(Retd.) J.S. Hoffman, RN) and HMS Stella Sirius. (1)

26 Jan 1940
HMS H 31 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) departed Portland for Sheerness. She was escorted by HMS Wolborough (Cdr.(Retd.) J.S. Hoffman, RN) and HMS Stella Sirius. (2)


  1. ADM 173/16327
  2. ADM 173/16274

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

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