HMS Kingston Onyx (4.54)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||18 Jun 1927|
Completed on 11 August 1927 for the Kingston Steam Trawling Co. Ltd. St. Andrews Dock.
Returned to her owner in September 1944.
Commands listed for HMS Kingston Onyx (4.54)
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|1||Lt. John Banks Wright, RNR||5 Sep 1939||28 Nov 1940|
|2||Lt. Richard Walgate, RNR||28 Nov 1940||13 Jan 1941|
|3||Skr. Edward James Day, RNR||13 Jan 1941||mid 1942|
|4||T/Lt. William Cecil Morgans, RNR||Aug 1943||14 Jan 1944|
|5||Skr. Harold Laking Gladwell, RNR||14 Jan 1944|
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Notable events involving Kingston Onyx include:
6 Jan 1941
HMS Kingston Onyx (Lt. R. Walgate, RNR) picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Empire Thunder that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 about 100 nautical miles north-northeast of Rockall, in position 59°14'N, 12°43'W.
2 Jun 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises in the Firth of Forth with HMS Brimness (Skr. A.E. Larner, RNR), HMS Kingston Onyx, HMS Polka (T/Lt. I.A. Thorpe, MBE, RNVR) and HMS Berkshire (Skr. G. Bruce, RNR). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18397
- ADM 173/18818
- ADM 173/19224
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.