HMS Stronsay (T 178)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||A & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair|
|Ordered||13 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||31 May 1941|
|Launched||4 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||24 Apr 1942|
|Lost||5 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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|1||T/Lt. William Francis Nugent Perry, RNVR||12 Mar 1942||20 Jun 1942|
|2||T/Lt. George Ireland Russell, RNVR||20 Jun 1942||early 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Arthur Frederick Whalley Boumphrey, RNVR||early 1943||5 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.