HMS Viviana (FY 238)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||23 Apr 1936|
Completed in June 1936.
Returned to her owner in May 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Viviana (FY 238)
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|1||Skr. Gunnar Lie Olesen, RNR||16 Dec 1939||mid 1941|
|2||Skr. George Henry Oliver, RNR||2 Jan 1942||mid 1942|
|3||T/Skr. Edward Arthur Read, RNR||mid 1942||16 Oct 1942|
|4||Skr. Robert Trueman, RNR||16 Oct 1942||1 Nov 1944|
|5||T/Lt. John Pierson Jones, RNVR||1 Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Viviana include:
3 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Viviana (Skr. G.L. Olesen, RNR) and also with HMS Kelvin (Lt.Cdr. J.L. Machin, RN) and HMS Kimberley (Lt.Cdr. R.G.K. Knowling, RN).
Later in the afternoon HMS Kelvin and HMS Kimberley escorted the armed merchant cruiser HMS Dunvegan Castle (Capt.(Retd.) H. Ardill, RN) which was conducting gunnery exercises off Portland. (1)
11 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Viviana (Skr. G.L. Olesen, RNR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 50] (2)
9 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR). (3)
12 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Hydrangea (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR) and HMS Northern Isles (T/Lt. J.M. Baldry, RNVR). (3)
- ADM 53/112094 + ADM 173/16327
- ADM 173/16327
- ADM 173/17529
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.