HMS Sluna (T 177)
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||3 Dec 1940|
|Launched||14 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||16 Oct 1941|
|History||Sold in July 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Sluna (T 177)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Eric William Middleton, RNVR||2 Oct 1941||25 Feb 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Cecil Gerald Pilbeam, RNVR||25 Feb 1942||Jun 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Rupert Lyell Thorpe, RNZNVR||June 1944||1 Nov 1944|
|4||T/S.Lt. George Howard Vincent Lees, RNVR||1 Nov 1944||Dec 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Rupert Lyell Thorpe, RNZNVR||Dec 1944|
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There is no island named Sluna. The name chosen by the Admiralty was Shuna named for two islands in the Hebrides. The builder, Cochrane, made a typographical error and the ship was named Sluna upon launching. Nobody either caught the error, or worried about it, so the name stuck. (1)
As of January 1942 she was part of the 6th. Trawler Group based at Plymouth. There were three other Isles class trawlers in the 6th. Group: Hildasay, Pladda, and Shappinsay.
22 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rockrose (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Birch, RNR), HMS Snowflake (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, RNR), HMS Sluna (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Middleton, RNVR) and HMS Rosalind (Skr. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR). (2)
27 Nov 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Sluna (Lt.Cdr. E.W. Middleton, RNVR) and HMS Rosalind (Skr. E.G. Littler, DSC, RD, RNR). (2)
- Personal communication
- File 2.12.03.6368 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)