Frank Ronald Lawrence, RN

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Ranks

1 Sep 1938 Mid.
1 Oct 1939 S.Lt.
16 Apr 1941 Lt.
16 Apr 1949 Lt.Cdr.

Decorations

Warship Commands listed for Frank Ronald Lawrence, RN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMS H 33 (N 33)Lt.Submarine16 Feb 194427 Mar 1944
HMS H 43 (N 43)Lt.Submarine28 Mar 194414 Aug 1944
HMS Volatile (P 96)Lt.Submarine15 Aug 1944May 1945

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Events related to this officer

Submarine HMS H 33 (N 33)


16 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). Upon completion of these exercises Lt. Lawrence took over command of HMS H 33 from Lt. Kent. (1)

17 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR). (1)

20 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

21 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (1)

22 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

23 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

24 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with aircraft. (1)

28 Feb 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN). (1)

7 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 33 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (2)


Submarine HMS H 43 (N 43)


28 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

30 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

31 Mar 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (3)

1 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

5 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

6 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

7 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

12 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

13 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

15 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

16 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. (4)

18 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. (4)

24 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

25 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

26 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

29 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

30 Apr 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (4)

3 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She is escorted by HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. M.L. Patterson, RNVR). (5)

4 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) arrived at Rothesay. (5)

5 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) is docked at Rothesay. (5)

10 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) is undocked. (5)

16 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (5)

17 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

18 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (5)

21 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Ardrishag where she participated in A/S exercises. (5)

23 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

25 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

27 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted independent exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

29 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

31 May 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (5)

2 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Ardrishaig. (6)

3 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (6)

5 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

6 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

7 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

9 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

11 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

12 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

15 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

18 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

19 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

20 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

22 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

23 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (6)

24 Jun 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (6)

4 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (7)

7 Jul 1944
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted practice attacks in the Clyde area on HMS Kihna (Cdr.(Retd.) T.J.T.C. Jenks, RN). (7)

8 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (7)

10 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

11 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

12 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

13 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

16 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

18 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

19 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

20 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

21 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

23 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

24 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

25 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

28 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (7)

30 Jul 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Rothesay. (7)

3 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Rothesay to Campbeltown. (8)

6 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

8 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

10 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

13 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (8)

14 Aug 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. Upon completion of these exercises Lt. Staveley took over command of HMS H 43 from Lt. Lawrence. (8)


Submarine HMS Volatile (P 96)


19 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from the Tyne area to Blyth. En-route some tials were carried out. (9)

20 Oct 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (9)

20 Oct 1944
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Castlenau (T/Skr. G. Wood, RNR). (9)

21 Oct 1944
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (9)

23 Oct 1944
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (9)

24 Oct 1944
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (9)

29 Oct 1944
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (9)

1 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. At sea she joined HMS Selene (Lt.Cdr. H.R.B. Newton, DSC, RN), HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) and their escort HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR). (10)

2 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) arrived at Holy Loch. (10)

4 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted acceptance trials in the Clyde area following which she was commissioned at Holy Loch. (10)

6 Nov 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

7 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

8 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

11 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Arrochar. (10)

12 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (10)

13 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted torpedo discharge trials off Arrochar. (10)

14 Nov 1944
Having completed her torpedo discharge trials, HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN), shifted from Arrochar to Holy Loch. (10)

15 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (10)

16 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted radar exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Campbeltown. (10)

17 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. Upon completion of these she proceeded to Holy Loch. (10)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. These included night exercises. (10)

19 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of last night's exercises. (10)

21 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted S.T.U. trials in the Clyde area. (10)

23 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. (10)

24 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) departed Holy Loch for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Sardonyx. (10)

26 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. (10)

27 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow. (10)

28 Nov 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow.

During these exercises Volatile collided with HMS Orwell (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Gower, RN). Volatile sustained damage to her conning tower. The port side of the bridge was caved in. These was also heavy damage to both periscope. One of which was completely carried away. (10)

5 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. (11)

5 Dec 1944 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. (11)

8 Dec 1944
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Blyth to the Tyne. The damage to her conning tower was to be repaired at her builders yard. (11)

28 Feb 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
With the repairs to her conning tower completed, HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN), shifted from the Tyne to Blyth. (11)

2 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (12)

3 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (12)

4 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises off Blyth. (12)

6 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) both departed Blyth for Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR) until 0900/27 when HMS Hamlet (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. MacTean, RNR) took over. (13)

7 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) both arrived at Scapa Flow. (13)

9 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises at Scapa Flow. (12)

10 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) both departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. They were escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR). (13)

11 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) and HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) both arrived at Holy Loch. (13)

13 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Campbeltown. (12)

14 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (12)

15 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (12)

16 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown. (12)

17 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Campbeltown to Holy Loch. (12)

19 Mar 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. (12)

21 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area. (12)

22 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) returned to Holy Loch on completion of yesterday's exercises. (12)

23 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted attack exercises in the Clyde area. (12)

24 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted noise trials in Loch Goil. (12)

25 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Holy Loch to Tobermory. (12)

30 Mar 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (12)

2 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

3 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

4 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

9 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

10 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

12 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

13 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

16 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Maenad (Cdr. C.E. Duggan, RD, RNR) and HMS Serene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Ritchie, RNVR). (14)

17 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Maenad (Cdr. C.E. Duggan, RD, RNR) and HMS Serene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Ritchie, RNVR). (14)

18 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Willson, DSC, RCN), HMS Black Swan (Lt.Cdr. A.D.C. Inglis, RN), HMS Stork (Lt.Cdr. D.E. Mansfield, RN) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the logbook of Volatile]. (14)

19 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (14)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

21 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban where she was to fuel. She was escorted HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. C.E.C. Martin, DSC, RNVR). (14)

22 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) shifted from Oban to Tobermory. She was escorted HMS Clorinde (T/Lt. C.E.C. Martin, DSC, RNVR). (14)

24 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Willson, DSC, RCN) and HMS Black Swan (Lt.Cdr. A.D.C. Inglis, RN). (14)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Willson, DSC, RCN) and HMS Black Swan (Lt.Cdr. A.D.C. Inglis, RN). (14)

26 Apr 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. M.E.F. Corley, RNVR), HMS Bridport (T/Lt. P.H. Bech, RNR), HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (14)

27 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (14)

28 Apr 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory. (14)

1 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Assiniboine (Cdr.(Retd.) E.L. Armstrong, RCN), HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Willson, DSC, RCN), HMCS Saskatchewan (A/Lt.Cdr. T.C. Pullen, RCN) and HMCS Gatineau (A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Davidson, RCN). (15)

2 May 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with aircraft. (15)

3 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alacrity (Lt.Cdr. J. Clutton-Baker, DSC, RN), HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR), HMS Widemouth Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Macalister, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (15)

4 May 1945
HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Alacrity (Lt.Cdr. J. Clutton-Baker, DSC, RN), HMS Rother (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B.H.C. Rodgers, RNVR) and HMCS Matane (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.J. Jones, RCNVR). (15)

7 May 1945 (position 0.00, 0.00)
HMS Ultor (Lt. J.P. Harvey, RN) and HMS Volatile (Lt. F.R . Lawrence, RN) both departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They joined HMS Sceptre (Lt. R.F. Park, RN) and her escort HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN) which came from Loch Alsh. (16)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18487
  2. ADM 173/18488
  3. ADM 173/18505
  4. ADM 173/18506
  5. ADM 173/18507
  6. ADM 173/18508
  7. ADM 173/18509
  8. ADM 173/18510
  9. ADM 173/19428
  10. ADM 173/19429
  11. ADM 173/19430
  12. ADM 173/20330
  13. ADM 173/20330 + ADM 199/1444
  14. ADM 173/20331
  15. ADM 173/20332
  16. ADM 173/19563 + ADM 173/20097 + ADM 173/20332 + ADM 199/1444

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


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