Allied Warships

HMS Macbeth (T 138)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 138 
Built byGoole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down28 Mar 1940 
Launched3 Oct 1940 
Commissioned14 Jan 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Macbeth (T 138)

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1T/Lt. Reginald Michael Thorne, RNRNov 194015 Jun 1943
2A Parker, RNR15 Jun 194315 Mar 1944
3Skr. Robert Charles Green, DSC, RNR15 Mar 19441 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Macbeth include:

14 Apr 1943
HMS Universal (Lt. C. Gordon, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Macbeth (T/Lt. R.M. Thorne, RNR). (1)

19 Aug 1943
HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars) ended her 2nd war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Dundee later the same day. She was escorted by HMS Macbeth (T/Lt. A. Parker, RNR). (2)

18 May 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Nubian (Lt.Cdr. T.A. Pack-Beresford, RN), HMS Hazel (T/Lt. J.J. Good, RNR) and HMS Macbeth (A/Skr.Lt. R.C. Green, DSC, RNR). (3)

26 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR) and HMS Macbeth (A/Skr.Lt. R.C. Green, DSC, RNR). (4)


  1. ADM 173/18349
  2. ADM 199/1851
  3. ADM 173/19434
  4. ADM 173/19410

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

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