HMS Cambridgeshire (FY 142)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||2 Jul 1935|
Completed in July 1935.
Sold in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Cambridgeshire (FY 142)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Blewett, RNR||26 Sep 1939||7 Sep 1940|
|2||T/Lt. George Stephen Woolley, RNVR||7 Sep 1940||mid 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Herbert Frederick Bothwell Ashby, RNVR||mid 1942||11 Aug 1943|
|4||T/A/.Lt.Cdr. John Diack Craighead, RNR||11 Aug 1943||30 Mar 1945|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Bruce Shanks Trueman, RNVR||30 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Cambridgeshire include:
28 Jan 1941
HMS Unbeaten (Lt. E.A. Woodward, RN) conducted independent exercises off Portsmouth. These independent exercises were followed by A/S exercises with HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. G.S. Woolley, RNVR). (1)
15 Jul 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Plymouth where she conducted A/S exercises with HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR), HMS Kingston Chrysoberyl (A/Skr.Lt. M.A. Smith, RD, RNR), ORP Slazak (Lt.Cdr. R. Nalecz-Tyminski, ORP), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Olvina (Skr. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR) and HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, RNR). (2)
20 Aug 1942
HMS H 33 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) shifted from Dartmouth to Yarmouth. She was escorted by HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR). (3)
1 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMCS Athabascan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN), HMS Cattistock (Lt. R.G.D. Keddie, DSC, RN), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Victrix (T/Lt. J.D. Craighead, RNR) and HMS Kingston Andalusite (T/Lt. W.S. Lowe, RNVR). (5)
- ADM 173/17106
- ADM 173/17251
- ADM 173/17228
- ADM 173/17770
- ADM 173/18331
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.