HMS Arthur Cavenagh (FY 566)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Bow McLachlan & Co. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Launched||8 May 1918|
Completed on 28 May 1918.
Sold in January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Arthur Cavenagh (FY 566)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||W J Goouch, RNR||30 Aug 1939||24 Feb 1940|
|2||Skr. Thomas William Kirby, RNR||24 Feb 1940||28 Dec 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Harry Albert Vincent, RNVR||28 Dec 1942||Jun 1944|
|4||T/Lt. James Galloway Reeve, RNVR||Jun 1944||8 Jan 1945|
|5||T/Lt. George Donald Railton, RNVR||8 Jan 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Arthur Cavenagh include:
11 Feb 1941
HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, DSO, RN) departed Tobruk for Benghazi escorting the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Arthur Cavanagh (Skr. T.W. Kirby, RNR) and HMS Milford Countess (T/A/S.Lt. R.H. Vallings, RNR). At Benghazi the harbour had to be cleared of mines.
19 Feb 1941
A convoy made up of the transports Palermo (British, 2928 GRT, built 1938) and Escaut (Belgian, 1087 GRT, built 1938) departed Benghazi for Tobruk.
They were escorted by the AA cruiser HMS Coventry (Capt. D. Gilmour, RN), destroyer HMAS Voyager (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, DSO, RAN), corvettes HMS Gloxinia (Lt.Cdr. A.J.C. Pomeroy, RNVR), HMS Hyacinth (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR), HMS Peony (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) M.B. Sherwood, DSO, RN) and the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Arthur Cavanagh (Skr. T.W. Kirby, RNR) and HMS Milford Countess (T/A/S.Lt. R.H. Vallings, RNR).
Shortly after departure the destroyer HMAS Stuart (Capt. H.M.L. Waller, DSO, RAN) joined coming from patrol.
A.M. on the 20th, HMS Coventry parted company.
P.M. on the 20th, HMS Gloxinia, Hyacinth, HMS Arthur Cavenagh and HMS Milford Countess parted company with the convoy to proceed to Alexandria.
The remaining ships arrived at Tobruk on 21 February 1941. (1)
- Report of proceedings of the 10th Destroyer Flotilla for February 1941 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Stuart for February 1941