Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Cornelian (FY 121)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 121 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Jun 1934 
Commissioned 1939 
Lost5 Jan 1940 
Loss position36° 02'N, 5° 23'W

Completed on 23 July 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 449 tons.

HMT Kingston Cornelian (Skipper William Green, RNR) was sunk in a collision with the French merchant Chella in the Strait of Gibraltar in position 36º02'N, 05º23'W.


Commands listed for HMS Kingston Cornelian (FY 121)

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1Skr. William Green, RNRlate 19395 Jan 1940 (+)

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Notable events involving Kingston Cornelian include:

23 Oct 1939
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Cumberbatch, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Drangey (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, RNR) and HMS Kingston Cornelian (Skr. W. Green, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/15803

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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