HMS Berkshire (FY 183)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||24 Feb 1936|
Completed in March 1936.
Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Berkshire (FY 183)
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|1||T/Lt. Kenneth Prat Alliston, RANVR||4 Aug 1941||10 Dec 1941|
|2||Skr. Alfred Herbert Sandford, RNR||10 Dec 1941||4 Jun 1942|
|3||T/Skr. William Patterson, RNR||4 Jun 1942||20 Jan 1943|
|4||Skr. George Bruce, RNR||20 Jan 1943||Dec 1943|
|5||A/Skr.Lt. Alfred Herbert Sandford, RNR||Dec 1943||25 Jun 1944|
|6||A/Ch.Skr. Charles Raymond Blowers, RNR||25 Jun 1944|
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Notable events involving Berkshire include:
2 Jun 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises in the Firth of Forth with HMS Brimness (Skr. A.E. Larner, RNR), HMS Kingston Onyx, HMS Polka (T/Lt. I.A. Thorpe, MBE, RNVR) and HMS Berkshire (Skr. G. Bruce, RNR). (1)
3 Jun 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises in the Firth of Forth with Verdun (Lt.Cdr. D. Parsons, RD, RNR), HMS Lady Beryl, HMS Polka (T/Lt. I.A. Thorpe, MBE, RNVR) and HMS Berkshire (Skr. G. Bruce, RNR). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18146
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.