Allied Warships

HMS Kilmington (Z 14)

Patrol vessel of the Kil class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypePatrol vessel
ClassKil 
PennantZ 14 
Built byPullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) 
Ordered10 May 1942 
Laid down24 May 1943 
Launched2 Nov 1943 
Commissioned11 Dec 1943 
End service 
History

Returned U.S.N. in December 1946.

 
Former nameUSS PCE 840

Commands listed for HMS Kilmington (Z 14)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Trevor Cleworth Kidd, RNVR21 Dec 19436 May 1944
2T/Lt. Hugh Patrick Davies, RNR6 May 1944Jul 1944
3T/Lt. Donald Davies Humphreys, RNVRJul 1944

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Notable events involving Kilmington include:


6 Apr 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Enchantress (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Clemence, RNR) and HMS Kilmington (T/Lt. D.D. Humphreys, RNVR). (1)

7 Apr 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Enchantress (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Clemence, RNR) and HMS Kilmington (T/Lt. D.D. Humphreys, RNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20232

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


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