Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Jacinth (4.45)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant4.45 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched28 Feb 1929 
CommissionedNov 1939 
Lost12 Jan 1943 
History

Completed on 3 April 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 30 August 1939.
Displacement: 356 tons.

HMT Kingston Jacinth (Skipper Reginald Walter Denny, RNR) was mined off Portsmouth on 12 January 1943.

 

Commands listed for HMS Kingston Jacinth (4.45)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. (retired) Francis Theodor Hare, RN10 Sep 19391 Nov 1939
2Cdr. (retired) Samuel Arthur Brooks, RN1 Nov 1939Dec 1940
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) Albert Ayre, RNRDec 1940Feb 1941
4T/Lt. Edward George James, RNVRFeb 194114 Apr 1941
5Skr. Arthur George Day, RNR14 Apr 194124 Jul 1942
6Skr. Reginald Walter Denny, RNR24 Jul 194212 Jan 1943

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Notable events involving Kingston Jacinth include:


5 Jan 1942
At 1430 hours, HMS P 38 (Lt. R.J. Hemingway, DSC, RN), departed Portsmouth for Gibraltar. She was escorted by HMS Kingston Jacinth (Skr. A.G. Day, RNR) until 1730 hours.

P 38 was to proceed to Malta where she was to join the 10th submarine flotilla. (1)

7 Jun 1942
At 1100 hours, HMS Torbay (Cdr. A.C.C. Miers, DSO and Bar, RN) made rendes-vous with HMS Unbeaten (Lt.Cdr. E.A. Woodward, DSO, RN) and their escort towards Portsmouth HMS Kingston Jacinth (Skr. A.G. Day, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/424
  2. ADM 199/1868

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


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