Allied Warships

HMS Othello (T 76)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassShakespearian 
PennantT 76 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down27 Feb 1941 
Launched7 Oct 1941 
Commissioned22 Dec 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to the Italian Navy in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Othello (T 76)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Silvester Warren, RNR1 Dec 194114 Sep 1942
2T/Lt. Stephen Crichton Dickinson, RNVR14 Sep 1942Feb 1943
3T/Lt. Denis Guttridge Rattle, RNVRFeb 1943mid 1943
4T/Lt. William Eugene Ignatius Healy, RNVRmid 1943Mar 1944
5T/Lt. Jeffrey Hamilton Donald, RNVRMar 1944early 1945
6T/Lt. Thomas Gilbert Bartholomew, RNVRearly 1945

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Notable events involving Othello include:


27 Feb 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Othello (A/Lt.Cdr. H.S. Warren, RNR), another vessel (not able to read the name in O 9's log), HMS Saxifage (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Chapman, RNR) and HMS Lady Sharazad (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Shepherd, RNR). (1)

27 Sep 1942
The M/S trawlers HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. B.J. Hampson, RNR, Senior Officer), HMS Horatio (T/Lt. C.A. Lemkey, RNR), HMS Othello (T/Lt. S.C. Dickinson, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR) departed Milford Haven for Gibraltar. They were escorting the 134th HDML Flotilla made up of HDML 1210 (Senior Officer), HDML 1130, HDML 1131, HDML 1134, HDML 1146, HDML 1162, HDML 1235 and HDML 1237. (2)

6 Oct 1942
The M/S trawlers HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. B.J. Hampson, RNR, Senior Officer), HMS Horatio (T/Lt. C.A. Lemkey, RNR), HMS Othello (T/Lt. S.C. Dickinson, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR) and the 134th HDML Flotilla made up of HDML 1210 (Senior Officer), HDML 1130, HDML 1131, HDML 1134, HDML 1146, HDML 1162, HDML 1235 and HDML 1237 arrived at Gibraltar from the U.K. (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/423
  3. ADM 199/662

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


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