HMS Adamant (F 64)
Submarine Depot Ship
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Submarine Depot Ship|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Laid down||18 May 1939|
|Launched||30 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||28 Feb 1942|
Displacement: 12500 tons.
Served with the Eastern Fleet during the Second World War.
Stricken in March 1966 and scrapped at Inverkeithing in September 1970.
Commands listed for HMS Adamant (F 64)
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|1||Capt. Robert Spencer Warne, RN||10 Jan 1942||29 May 1942|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Cecil Alexander Laffitte, RN||29 May 1942||15 Jul 1942|
|3||Capt. Robert Spencer Warne, RN||15 Jul 1942||25 Feb 1943|
|4||Cdr. (retired) Cecil Alexander Laffitte, RN||25 Feb 1943||3 Apr 1943|
|5||A/Capt. Robert Michael Gore Gambier, RN||3 Apr 1943||29 May 1943|
|6||A/Capt. (retired) Cecil Alexander Laffitte, RN||29 May 1943||7 Dec 1943|
|7||Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN||7 Dec 1943||26 Jun 1945|
|8||Capt. Benjamin Bryant, DSO, DSC, RN||26 Jun 1945||4 Jun 1947|
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Notable events involving Adamant include:
12 Mar 1942
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.M. Valkenburg, RNN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. The target was HMS Adamant (Capt. R.S. Warne, RN) which was escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN) and HMS Z 5 (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR).
Following these exercises more attack exercises were carried out during the night with HMS Z 5. (1)
- File 2.12.03.6423 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)