Allied Warships

HMS Dovey (K 523)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 523 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Jan 1942 
Laid down23 Mar 1943 
Launched14 Oct 1943 
Commissioned25 Feb 1944 
End service 
History

Scrapped 2 November 1955.  

Commands listed for HMS Dovey (K 523)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas William Fearne Bolland, RNR1 Dec 194315 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving Dovey include:


15 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR), HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (1)

22 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with FFS L'Escarmouche, FFS L'Aventure, HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (1)

23 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Leeds Castle (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Mackay, RNR), HMS Oxford Castle (T/Lt. H.E. Holden, DSC, RNR), HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR) and HMS Loring (Lt. A.d'E.T. Sangster, RN). (1)

11 Apr 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR), HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19326
  2. ADM 173/18494

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


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