HMS Tarantella (T 142)
ASW Trawler of the Dance class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||6 Sep 1940|
|Launched||27 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||9 May 1941|
Renamed HMS Two Step on 8 February 1943.
Commands listed for HMS Tarantella (T 142)
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|1||T/Lt. the Hon. Robert Arthur Balfour, RNVR||23 Mar 1941||8 Jul 1942|
|2||Lt. John Mackay, RNR||8 Jul 1942||Ca. Sep 42|
|3||T/Lt. Berkeley Lowndes Moir, RNVR||Ca. Sep 42||Nov 1943|
|4||T/Lt. John Henry Hand, RNVR||Nov 1943|
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Notable events involving Tarantella include:
14 May 1941
HMS H 43 (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, RN) shifted from Rosyth to Methill.
She departed for Tobermory later the same day escorted by HMS Tarantella (T/Lt. the Hon. R.A. Balfour, RNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/16771
- ADM 173/16717
- ADM 173/16800
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.