HMS Victorian (FY 114)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||7 Jan 1935|
Completed in February 1935.
Sold in January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Victorian (FY 114)
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|1||Skr. Herbert Henry Jarvis, RNR||28 Oct 1939||31 Mar 1940|
|2||A/Skr.Lt. Magnus Andrew Smith, RNR||31 Mar 1940||early 1942|
|3||A/Skr.Lt. Arthur Richard Lewis, RNR||early 1942||11 Feb 1943|
|4||Skr. Alfred Walter Craig, DSC, RNR||11 Feb 1943||20 Aug 1944|
|5||Ch.Skr. (A/Skr.Lt.) Alfred Herbert Sandford, RNR||20 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Victorian include:
10 Nov 1940
Convoy AS 5
This convoy departed Piraeus on 10 November 1940 for Port Said where it arrived on 15 November 1940.
The convoy was made up of the merchant vessels; Argo (Greek, 1995 GRT, built 1920), Cavallo (British, 2269 GRT, built 1922), Hanne (British, 1360 GRT, built 1903), Ioannis P. Goulandris (Greek, 3750 GRT, built 1910), Katingo Hadjipatera (Greek, 3661 GRT, built 1913), Kehrea (Greek, 1968 GRT, built 1912), Meroe (British, 3832 GRT, built 1928) and Petroil (Greek (tanker), 4434 GRT, built 1903).
The convoy was escorted by the British destroyer HMS Wryneck (Lt.Cdr. R.H.D. Lane, RN).
On the 11th the armed boarding vessels HMS Chakla (Cdr. L.C. Bach, RD, RNR) and HMS Fiona (Cdr. A.H.H. Griffiths, RD, RNR) departed Suda Bay to join this convoy. They remained with the convoy until the 14th when they set course for Alexandria where they arrived later the same day.
HMS Wryneck arrived at Suda Bay on 14 November 1940.