HMS Retriever (FY 261)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||16 Jan 1930|
Former French trawler Urania.
Returned to her owner in July 1946 and named Uriana again.
Commands listed for HMS Retriever (FY 261)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Edmund Geeve, RNR||Oct 1942||Jun 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Francis Collins, RNR||Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Retriever include:
18 Mar 1941
Convoy AG 7.
This convoy departed Alexandria on 18 March 1941.
It was made up of the following merchant vessels; Corinthia (Greek, 3721 GRT, built 1911), Hav (Norwegian, 5062 GRT, built 1939), Hellas (Greek, 2081 GRT, built 1916), Menelaus (British, 10307 GRT, built 1923) and Ozarda (British, 6985 GRT, built 1940).
The naval transport HMS Breconshire (9776 GRT, built 1939) (Capt.(Retd.) C.A.G. Hutchenson, RN) was also with the convoy as were the armed boarding vessel
Around 1600B/19, the transport Ulster Prince (British, 3791 GRT, built 1930) joined coming from Tobruk being escorted by the destroyer HMAS Voyager (Cdr. J.C. Morrow, DSO, RAN) which also joined the convoy.
The convoy arrived at Piraeus late on the 20th. (1)
21 May 1942
HMS Retriever is part of the escort for convoy PQ-16 from 21 May 1942 until 23 May 1942.
- ADM 199/414 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vampire for March 1941 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Voyager for March 1941
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.