Allied Warships

HMS Stronsay (T 178)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 178 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair 
Ordered13 Sep 1940 
Laid down31 May 1941 
Launched4 Mar 1942 
Commissioned24 Apr 1942 
Lost5 Feb 1943 

HMT Stronsay (T/Lt. Arthur Frederick Boumphrey, RNVR) was mined and sunk in the western Mediterranean off Philippeville on 5 February 1943.


Commands listed for HMS Stronsay (T 178)

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1T/Lt. William Francis Nugent Perry, RNVR12 Mar 194220 Jun 1942
2T/Lt. George Ireland Russell, RNVR20 Jun 1942early 1943
3T/Lt. Arthur Frederick Whalley Boumphrey, RNVRearly 19435 Feb 1943

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Notable events involving Stronsay include:

5 Feb 1943
HMS Stronsay was positively lost to a mine laid by the German 3. S-boote Flottille (OL Friedrich Kemnade). The vented possibility that Italian submarine Avorio could have torpedoed her, is negated by archival research which reveals Avorio did not arrive in the area until at least 24 hrs after Stronsay had sunk and did not carry out any torpedo attacks.

Our thanks go to Mr. Francesco Mattesini for the detailed archival research on the matter.

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