Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Cyanite (FY 217)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 217 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched25 Jan 1936 
CommissionedJan 1940 
End service 
History

Completed on 5 March 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 27 September 1939.
Displacement: 433 tons.

Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium on 12 November 1957.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Cyanite (FY 217)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Frank Alexander Yeomans, RNR8 Jan 19406 Apr 1942
2Skr. James Albert Cornelius, RNR6 Apr 194215 Mar 1943
3T/A/Skr.Lt. Alexander Ninian Mace, RNR15 Mar 1943mid 1944
4T/A/Skr. William Milner Hastie, RNRmid 1944Jan 1945
5T/Skr. James Sutherland Herd, RNRJan 1945

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Notable events involving Kingston Cyanite include:


26 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Aston Villa (Cdr.(Retd.) Sir G.C. Congreve, RN) and HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR).

[No logs are available for HMS H 50 for the months of February / April 1940, therefore no details on her operations can be given. H 50 was at Portland for A/S training the entire time with the exception of a short period at Portsmouth in mid/late March 1940 which included a docking.]

1 Jun 1940
HMS Phoenix (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Nowell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Bandolero (Lt.Cdr. F.M.W. Harris, RNR).

22 Sep 1941
HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, RN) departed Alexandria for her 11th war patrol (6th in the Mediterranean). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Sirte.

Before proceeding on patrol A/S exercises were carried out with HMSAS Protea and HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR).

No log is available so no map can be displayed. (1)

9 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Thorgrim (Lt. J.B. Sparkes, RNR). (2)

24 Feb 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. F.A. Yeomans, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (2)

11 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and an HDML. (3)

17 Apr 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (3)

7 May 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (4)

22 May 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.J. Clutterbuck, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Kingston Cyanite (Skr. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Kingston Coral (Ch.Skr. I. Mackintosh, MBE, RNR). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1832
  2. ADM 173/17328
  3. ADM 173/17330
  4. ADM 173/17331

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


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