HMS Peterhead (J 59)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Blyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Whites M.E.|
|Laid down||15 Feb 1940|
|Launched||31 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||11 Sep 1941|
|End service||24 Aug 1945|
Reduced to reserve on 24 August 1945.
Sold on 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Peterhead (J 59)
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|1||Lt. William Kilvington Tadman, RNR||1 Aug 1941||11 Sep 1943|
|2||Lt. David Powell Croom-Johnson, RNVR||11 Sep 1943||Mar 1945|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Sidney Thomas Wenlock, RNR||May 1945||24 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Peterhead include:
17 Jan 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, RNVR), HMS Blyth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.R.S. Smith, RNVR), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.J. Kirkby, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Tanatside (Cdr. B.J. de St. Croix, RN). (3)
16 Feb 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) and HMS Unsparing (Lt. J.M.C. Fenton, DSC, RN) both departed Rothesay for Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). The submarines arrived at Tobermory later the same day. (4)
17 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). However HMS Peterhead ran aground shortly after leaving Tobermory and both submarines then returned to Tobermory. (5)
20 Feb 1945
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) and HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) departed Tobermory for Rothesay where they arrived later the same day. They were escorted by HMS Peterhead (Lt. D.P. Croom-Johnson, DSC, RNVR). (5)
28 Jun 1945
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. R.L. Alexander, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted exercises in the Clyde area for the C.O.Q.C. (Commanding Officers Qualifying Course) with HMS Milford (Cdr.(Retd.) G.G. Slade, RN), HMS Peterhead (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.T. Wenlock, RNR) and HMS PC 74 (A/Lt.Cdr. A. Richardson, RNR) serving as targets. These included night exercises during the night of 18/19 June. (7)
- ADM 173/17562
- ADM 199/424
- ADM 173/18458
- ADM 173/20142
- ADM 173/20150 + ADM 173/20361
- ADM 173/19998
- ADM 173/20059
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.