Allied Warships

HMS Rion (FY 024)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 024 
Built byCamper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) 
Laid down 
End service 

Completed in July 1928
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served in A/S role.

Renamed Noir in 1944.
Returned in June 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Rion (FY 024)

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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1Cdr. (retired) Henry Francis Besant, OBE, RN9 Sep 193913 Jul 1940
2Cdr. (retired) John Kenneth Beaufoy Birch, RN13 Jul 19408 Aug 1940
3T/Lt. Gilbert Kenneth Hill, RNVR8 Aug 194011 Sep 1940
4Lt.Cdr. (retired) Giles Robert Pretor-Pinney, RN11 Sep 194018 Mar 1941
5Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Lord Teynham, RN18 Mar 194128 Mar 1941
6T/Lt. Reginald Leslie Green, RNR28 Mar 194111 Jun 1941
7Cdr. (retired) Charles Keith Adam, RN11 Jun 194123 Jun 1942
8Lt. Edward Ernest Clifton, RNR23 Jun 1942mid 1943

9T/Lt. Leonard George Prowse, RINVR22 Nov 1943late 1944
10D E Doran, RNVRlate 1944mid 1945

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