Allied Warships

HMS Victrix (FY 224)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 224 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched15 Dec 1936 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed on 11 February 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 472 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 25 March 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMS Victrix (FY 224)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Robert Robertson Taylor, RNR30 Sep 19401 May 1941
2T/Lt. John Diack Craighead, RNRMay 194111 Aug 1943
3T/Lt. Herbert Frederick Bothwell Ashby, RNVR11 Aug 194311 Sep 1944
4T/Lt. David Boyd Johnson, RNVR11 Sep 194414 Feb 1945
5T/Lt. Eric Neasham Dickinson, RNVR14 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Victrix include:


22 Dec 1940
At 0900 hours, HMS Tribune (Lt. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN), made rendez-vous with her escort towards Holy Loch, HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.R. Taylor, RNR). (1)

1 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMCS Athabascan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN), HMS Cattistock (Lt. R.G.D. Keddie, DSC, RN), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Victrix (T/Lt. J.D. Craighead, RNR) and HMS Kingston Andalusite (T/Lt. W.S. Lowe, RNVR). (2)

19 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Clinton (Lt. K.A. Gadd, DSC, RNR) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (3)

25 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (3)

26 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Antares (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Diack, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (3)

28 Jan 1944
HMS Una (T/L. P.S. Thirsk, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Lennox (Lt.Cdr. T.T. Euman, RN) and HMS Victrix (T/Lt. R.H. McDonald, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16629
  2. ADM 173/18331
  3. ADM 173/19188

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


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