Allied Warships

HMS Ness (K 219)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 219 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.): Plenty 
Ordered11 Feb 1941 
Laid down3 Sep 1941 
Launched30 Jul 1942 
Commissioned22 Dec 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap in September 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Ness (K 219)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Trevor George Payne Crick, DSC, RNNov 194227 Sep 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR27 Sep 194331 Aug 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ronald Sidney Steel, RNR31 Aug 194418 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Ness include:


10 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR), HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR), HMS Ness (Lt.Cdr. T.G.P. Crick, DSC, RN), HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMS Folkestone (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G.C. Gibson, OBE, RN), USS Spencer, USS Campbell and HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR). (1)

23 May 1943
The Italian submarine Leonardo Da Vinci (offsite link) was sunk north-east of the Azores by the British destroyer HMS Active (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Merriman, RN ) and the British frigate HMS Ness (A/Cdr. T.G.P. Crick, DSC, RN).

19 Jan 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR) and HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR). (2)

20 Jan 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR) and HMS Loch Quoich (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, DSC, RN). (2)

25 Jan 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR), HMS Vestal (Lt. C.W. Porter, DSC, RN), HMS Loch Quoich (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, DSC, RN) and HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR). (2)

26 Jan 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Loch Quoich (Lt.Cdr. G. MacClelland, DSC, RN), HMS Denbigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR), HMS Ness (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.S. Steel, RNR) and HMS Godetia (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (2)

Media links


A Sailor's Tale

Moss, Richard

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17813
  2. ADM 173/20149

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


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