HMS Corinthian (F 103)
Ocean boarding vessel
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Ocean boarding vessel|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||William Gray & Co. (Hartepool, U.K.) : Central Marine Engineering (West Hartepool, U.K.)|
|Launched||3 May 1938|
Cargo (ref.) vessel completed in August 1938. Requisitioned by the Admiralty in August 1940. Displacement: 3122 GRT. Dimensions: 105.4 x 15.3. Armament: 2 6" guns (2x1), 1 12pdr AA gun, 4 .303" MG AA (4x1). Speed: 14.5 knots.
Became a training ship in the second half of 1943. Returned to her owner in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Corinthian (F 103)
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|1||A/Cdr. Ernest James Rigby Pollitt, RNR||17 Sep 1940||13 Aug 1943|
|2||A/Cdr. (emergency) Selwyn Gerold Caygill Rawson, RN||13 Aug 1943||early 1945|
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Notable events involving Corinthian include:
27 Mar 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. M.L.C. Crawford, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Richmond (Lt.Cdr. A.F.L. Evans, RN), HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr. E.J.R. Pollitt, RNR), HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, RN) and HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN). (2)
28 Mar 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. (retired) A. Ayre, RNR), HMS Viscount (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Waterhouse, RN) and HMS Corinthian (A/Cdr. E.J.R. Pollitt, RNR). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17271
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.