Allied Warships

HMS Romeo (T 10)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassShakespearian 
PennantT 10 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down1 Oct 1940 
Launched20 Mar 1941 
Commissioned18 Jun 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Romeo (T 10)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Skr. William Ritchie Hastie Stewart, RNR17 Jun 19416 Jun 1942
2Skr. Alfred Walter Craig, DSC, RNR6 Jun 194218 Nov 1942
3Skr. J E Smith, RNR18 Nov 1942Aug 1945
4A/Ch.Skr. (A/Skr.Lt.) Frank Oldman, RNRAug 194512 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Romeo include:


12 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR) and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (1)

14 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (1)

15 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR), HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (1)

16 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (2)

13 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR) and HMSAS Southern Sea (T/Lt A. Thomas, DSC, SANF(V)). (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17328

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


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