HMS Kingston Agate (FY 212)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||18 Nov 1937|
Completed on 23 December 1937.
Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Kingston Agate (FY 212)
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|1||Skr. James Porter, RNR||25 Nov 1939||Oct 1940|
|2||T/Lt. James Boulton Elmsley, RCNVR||Oct 1940||20 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt. Henry Owen L’Estrange, RNR||20 Jun 1941||Feb 1943|
|4||Lt. John Simms, RNR||Feb 1943||early 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Robert John Langley, RANVR||early 1944||late 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Edward Alfred Norris, RNVR||late 1944|
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Notable events involving Kingston Agate include:
11 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Monkshood (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR), FFS Lobelia, HMS Stonecrop (A/Lt.Cdr. J.V. Brock, RCNVR) and HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR). (1)
12 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR), HMS Hoxa (T/Lt. H.P Davies, RNR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R.J. Kennedy, RNR) and HMS Wistaria (Skr. R.W. Denny, RNR). (1)
1 Sep 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Bicester (Lt.Cdr. S.W.F. Bennetts, DSO, RN), HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. T.M. Dorrien-Smith, RN), HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. J. Simms, RNR) and HMS Cape Palliser (Lt. B.T. Wortley, RNR). (2)
14 May 1944
HMS Vox (Lt. J.M. Michell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Kingston Agate (T/Lt. R.J. Langley, RANVR), HMS Kilmarnock (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Totland (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.E. Tourtel, RNR). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19446
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.