HMS Forth (F 04)
Submarine Depot Ship of the Maidstone class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Submarine Depot Ship|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Laid down||30 Jun 1937|
|Launched||11 Aug 1938|
|Commissioned||14 May 1939|
Based in home waters during the Second World War apart from a brief period in Halifax, Canada in 1941.
She left Singapore for the U.K. on 31 March 1971. She arrived back in the U.K. on 7 June 1971.
Commands listed for HMS Forth (F 04)
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|1||Capt. William Derek Stephens, RN||16 May 1939||30 Jan 1940|
|2||Capt. George Cunningham Paton Menzies, RN||30 Jan 1940||19 Jul 1941|
|3||Capt. Eric Barry Kenvyn Stevens, DSO, DSC, RN||19 Jul 1941||12 Sep 1941|
|4||Capt. George Cunningham Paton Menzies, RN||12 Sep 1941||31 Dec 1941|
|5||Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN||31 Dec 1941||30 Apr 1943|
|6||Capt. Robert Spencer Warne, RN||30 Apr 1943||5 Feb 1945|
|7||Capt. Benjamin Bryant, DSO, DSC, RN||5 Feb 1945||11 May 1945|
|8||Capt. Lord Ashbourne, DSO, RN||11 May 1945||9 Sep 1945|
|9||Capt. Wilfrid John Wentworth Woods, DSO, RN||9 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Forth include:
6 Sep 1940
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. M.K. Cavenagh-Mainwaring, RN) departed from Rosyth for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with Submarine depot ship HMS Forth (Capt. G.C.P. Menzies, RN). They were escorted by HMS Jackal (Cdr. C.L. Firth, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN). (1)
- ADM 199/373
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.