Allied Warships

HMS Aquamarine (4.00)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched28 Jan 1928 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
HistoryCompleted on 23 February 1928.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 30 August 1939.
Displacement: 352 tons.

Returned to her owner on 21 September 1944.

Commands listed for HMS Aquamarine (4.00)

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1Lt. Sidney Richard James Woods, RNR5 Sep 193917 May 1940
2Lt. Norman Peter McLeod, RNR17 May 1940Jan 1941
3T/Lt. Robert John Kennedy, RNRJan 1941mid 1941
4T/Lt. Alexander Wallace, RNVRmid 194124 Nov 1941
5T/Lt. James Paterson, RNVR24 Nov 194115 Jun 1942
6T/Lt. Philip Brookes King, RNVR15 Jun 1942Sep 1943
7T/Lt. Arthur Lancaster Kerr, RNVRSep 194315 Sep 1943
8T/Lt. Mark Hellyer, RNVR19 Sep 1943mid 1944

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Notable events involving Aquamarine include:

20 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Aquamarine (T/Lt. P.B. King, RNVR) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. D.B.G. Dumas, RN). (1)

30 Jul 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS Aquamarine (T/Lt. M. Hellyer, RNVR). (2)

31 Jul 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Aquamarine (T/Lt. M. Hellyer, RNVR). (3)


  1. ADM 173/17796
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/18530

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

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