HMS Grasshopper (T 85)
River gunboat of the Dragonfly class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Aug 1937|
|Laid down||29 Dec 1937|
|Launched||19 Jan 1939|
|Commissioned||13 Jun 1939|
|Lost||14 Feb 1942|
Sunk by Japanse aircraft off Rusuk Buaja Island.
Commands listed for HMS Grasshopper (T 85)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward Neville, RN||8 Feb 1939||17 Apr 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Robert Harvey Aldworth, RN||17 Apr 1940||21 Sep 1940|
|3||Cdr. (retired) Jack Sanler Hoffman, RN||21 Sep 1940||14 Feb 1942|
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Notable events involving Grasshopper include:
10 Jul 1940
HMS Regent (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Browne, RN) conducted exercises off Singapore together with HMS Stronghold (Lt.Cdr. R. Alexander, RN), HMS Grasshopper (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) R.H. Aldworth, RN), HMS Danae (Capt. A.C. Collinson, RN) and HMS Dauntless (Capt. G.D. Moore, RAN). (1)
- ADM 173/16466
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.