HMS Shapinsay (T 176)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||13 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||19 Nov 1940|
|Launched||29 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Sep 1941|
|History||Sold on 10 August 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Shapinsay (T 176)
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|1||Skr. Wilfred Sidney Flowers, RNR||8 Sep 1941||Nov 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Oliver Lawton Payne, RNVR||Nov 1943||Jan 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Roland Murgatroyd, RNVR||Jan 1944||Feb 1945|
|4||R M Black, RNVR||Feb 1945||1 Jul 1945|
|5||T/Lt. John Leonard Caley, KRNVR||1 Jul 1945||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Shapinsay include:
5 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR). (1)
6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR), HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR), HMS Thyme (T/Lt. A.R. Mackay, RNZNVR) and HMS Lord Austin (Lt. N.P. McLeod, RNR). (1)
28 Sep 1942
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) carries out exercises off Diego Saurez with HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR) and HMS Hildasay (T/Lt. H.C. Doman, RNVR). Later on the day exercises were carried out with HMS Gambia (Capt. M.J. Mansergh, CBE, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNN).
After the exercises were completed Truant sets course for East London, South Africa. (2)
- File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 199/1861
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.