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 Suarez 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 HMS Truant sets course for East London, South Africa while HMS Gambia, HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes remained out for night encounter exercises during the night of 28/29 September. On completion of these exercises HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes returned to Diego Suarez. (3)
- File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 53/115730
- ADM 53/115733 + ADM 199/1861
- ADM 173/19387
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.