HMS Brimness (FY 254)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||1 Feb 1934|
Completed in February 1934.
Sold in 1945 or 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Brimness (FY 254)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Skr. Arthur Keable, RNR||18 Nov 1939||2 Dec 1940|
|2||Skr. William Martin, RNR||2 Dec 1940||mid/late41|
|3||Skr. Arthur Emanuel Larner, RNR||2 Sep 1942||10 Jul 1943|
|4||Skr. George Henry Loades, RNR||10 Jul 1943||28 Oct 1943|
|5||A/Skr.Lt John Foubister Banks, RNR||28 Oct 1943||Jan 1944|
|6||T/Skr. William Anderson, RNR||Jan 1944||27 Mar 1944|
|7||Skr. Samuel James King, RNR||27 Mar 1944||14 Nov 1944|
|8||A/Skr.Lt. Charles William Burman, RNR||14 Nov 1944||1 Mar 1945|
|9||A/Skr.Lt. George Henry Loades, RNR||1 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Brimness include:
7 May 1940
After having arrived with convoy FN 163 off Methil, the (AA) destroyer HMS Valentine (Cdr. H.J. Buchanan, RAN) and the sloop HMS Weston (Lt.Cdr. S.C. Tuke, RN) proceeded to Rosyth. They obtained an A/S contact to the east-north-east of May Island and started a hunt. HMS Valentine dropped depth charges and reported oil rising to the surface. They were relieved the following day by the A/S trawlers HMS Brimness (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Thornwick Bay (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Wallis, RNVR). (1)
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). (2)
4 Jun 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises in the Firth of Forth with HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, DSC, RN), HMS Brimness (Skr. A.E. Larner, RNR), HMS Vega (Lt. C.G. Forsberg, RN) and HMS Wallace (Lt. D. Carson, RN). (2)
23 Nov 1943
HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day. She was escorted by HMS Brimness (A/Skr.Lt. J.F. Banks, RNR). (4)
14 Feb 1944
HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Rothesay for Lerwick. She made the passage north through the Minches together with HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, DSC, RN) that was to proceed to Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Brimness (T/Skr. W. Anderson, RNR). (5)
- ADM 199/363
- File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18455
- ADM 173/18450 + ADM 199/1813
- ADM 199/1855
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.