Allied Warships

HMS Ophelia (T 05)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassShakespearian 
PennantT 05 
Built byGoole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down1 Apr 1940 
Launched3 Sep 1940 
Commissioned2 Dec 1940 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Ophelia (T 05)

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CommanderFromTo
1S Bennett, RNVRNov 194020 Dec 1941
2T/Lt. Allen James Southgate, RNR20 Dec 1941late 1942
3T/Lt. John Parker Dickinson, RNVRlate 194216 Nov 1942
4T/Lt. Alfred Edward Bird, RNVR16 Nov 194228 Sep 1943
5T/Lt. Donald James Duncan, RNVR28 Sep 194323 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Ophelia include:


19 Jun 1941
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departs Scapa Flow for Dundee where she arrived later on the same day. she made the trip with the M/S trawler HMS Ophelia (T/Lt. S. Bennett, RNVR) as escort. (1)

20 Oct 1943
HMS Uther (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Urchin (Lt.Cdr. J.T.B. Birch, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Ophelia (T/Lt. D.J. Duncan, RNVR). (2)

28 Jun 1944
HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Ophelia (T/Lt. D.J. Duncan, RNVR) and HMS Hazel (T/Lt. J.J. Good, RNR). (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6387 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/18397
  3. ADM 173/18891

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


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