HMS Lord Austin (FY 220)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||7 Sep 1937|
|Lost||24 Jun 1944|
Completed in Novenber 1937.
HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. Edward Stirling Terence Robinson, RNVR) was mined off Normandy on 24 June 1944.
Commands listed for HMS Lord Austin (FY 220)
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|1||T/Lt. Graham Butcher, RNVR||18 Dec 1939|
|2||Lt. Norman Peter McLeod, RNR||31 Jan 1941||11 Feb 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Ole Bernard Egjar, RNR||11 Feb 1942||mid/late42|
|4||T/Lt. Ewart Leslie Wathen, RNR||mid/late42||early 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Edward Stirling Terence Robinson, RNVR||early 1944||24 Jun 1944|
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Notable events involving Lord Austin include:
6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR), HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR), HMS Thyme (T/Lt. A.R. Mackay, RNZNVR) and HMS Lord Austin (Lt. N.P. McLeod, RNR). (1)
7 Sep 1942
HMS Lord Austin picks up 67 men from the Panamanian merchant El Capitan that was heavily damaged by German about 65 miles northeast of Iokanka, Russia by bombs German Ju88 aircraft. The wreck of the El Capitan is sunk early the next day in position 69°23'N, 40°50'E by German U-boat U-255.
29 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. E.L. Wathen, RNR), HMS Ayrshire, HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and HMS Haarlem (Lt. H. Riding, RNR). (2)
21 Dec 1942
The British submarines HMS Sealion (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN), HMS Graph (Lt. P.B. Marriot, RN), HMS P 216 (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN), HMS P 312 (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN) and the Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. They were escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. E.L. Wathen, RNR). (4)
24 Jun 1944
Mined 0550 Seine Bay. 9 Crew Lost. Stern blown off. Mine thought to be newer acoustic mine as steaming at full speed. Went down in under ten minutes. Engaged in duties regarding PLUTO at this time. From survivor account. (6)
- File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17255
- ADM 173/17256
- ADM 173/17196
- ADM 173/19327
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.