HMS Unst (T 213)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ferguson Bros. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||15 Mar 1941|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1941|
|Launched||28 May 1942|
|Commissioned||6 Aug 1942|
Sold to the Italian Navy in January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Unst (T 213)
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|1||T/Lt. Jack Reardon Smith, RNR||28 May 1942||mid 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Fred Maurice Cornall, RNVR||mid 1943||mid/late45|
|3||T/Lt. Robert Alexander Smith, RNVR||mid/late45|
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Notable events involving Unst include:
17 Dec 1942
HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO, RN) departed from Falmouth for Portsmouth. She made the passage together with HMS P 221 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Unst (T/Lt. J.R. Smith, RNR). (1)
3 Jan 1943
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. J.W. McCoy, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Rothesay. She made the passage together with HMS P 229 (Lt. R. Gatehouse, DSC, RN) and HMS P 31 (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN). They were escorted HMS Unst (T/Lt. J.R. Smith, RNR) until 0830/04 when the armed yacht HMS Star of India took over the escort. (2)
- ADM 199/1867
- ADM 173/17864
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.