Allied Warships

HMS Veleta (T 130)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 130 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Oct 1940 
Launched28 Mar 1941 
Commissioned9 Jun 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in March 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Veleta (T 130)

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1T/Lt. Roger Crawford Heron, RNVR25 May 194127 Jul 1943
2T/Lt. Harry Sidmouth-Willing, DSC, RNVR27 Jul 194327 Nov 1943
3T/Lt. George Frederick Bryant, RNVR27 Nov 19434 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Veleta include:

1 Jul 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) arrived at Oban. She departed for Rothesay later the same day escorted by the A/S trawler HMS Veleta (T/Lt. R.C. Heron, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/16860

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

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