Allied Warships

HMS Lord Ashfield (FY 694)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 694 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched11 May 1929 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in July 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 346 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Renamed Calvi in 1948.
Scrapped at Zelzate, Belgium on 10 July 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Lord Ashfield (FY 694)

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CommanderFromTo
1Ch.Skr. Charles William Penrose, RD, RNR13 Nov 193926 Sep 1940
2C H Grimmer, RNR26 Sep 1940Jan 1941
3Skr. James Ralph, RNRJan 1941Aug 1941
4T/Lt. Samuel Herriot Martin, RNVRAug 19419 Apr 1942
5T/Lt. Charles James Yeaman Lawson, RNVR9 Apr 19427 Oct 1942
6T/Lt. John Burton Morpeth, RNR7 Oct 19425 Oct 1944
7T/Lt. Alexander Morrice, RNVR5 Oct 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Lord Ashfield include:


23 Dec 1943
HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (1)

29 Dec 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) and HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. They were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (2)

20 Jan 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She made the passage with HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars).

The submarines were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR).

At 0315/21 Ula proceeded to Scapa Flow. O 15 and Lord Ashfield continued on to Lerwick. (2)

25 Jan 1944
HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) and HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. They were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (3)

28 Jan 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (4)

9 Feb 1944
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (5)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN). They were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (4)

16 Feb 1944
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) ended her 21th war patrol at Lerwick.

She departed for Dundee later the same day. She made the passage together with HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN). They were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (5)

29 Feb 1944
HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (6)

12 Mar 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (4)

13 Mar 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) and her escort HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR) put into Scapa Flow due to the very bad weather. (4)

14 Mar 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) and her escort HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR) shifted from Scapa Flow to Lerwick. (4)

15 Mar 1944
HNoMS Ula (Lt. S. Valvatne) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (6)

21 Mar 1944
At 0930 hours, HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR), took over the escort of HMS Unison (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) for onward passage to Blyth. (7)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/627
  2. File 2.12.03.6399 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 199/1385
  4. ADM 199/1838
  5. ADM 199/1823
  6. ADM 199/1851
  7. ADM 173/19214

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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