HMS Spurs (FY 168)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||25 Jul 1933|
Completed in August 1933.
Sold in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Spurs (FY 168)
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|1||Lt. Robert Evan Sherwood, RNR||22 Sep 1939||10 Apr 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Richard Sinclair Connell, RNR||10 Apr 1940||20 Jan 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Frederick John Maclaine, RNVR||20 Jan 1941||May 1941|
|4||Skr. Charles Lamb Buchan, RNR||May 1941||Jan 1944|
|5||Skr. Edward James Day, RNR||Jan 1944|
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Notable events involving Spurs include:
2 Jul 1940
HMS H 49 (Lt. M.A. Langley, RN) shifted from Harwich to Dover. According to the log of HMS H 49 she was escorted by HMS Skipjack. But HMS Skipjack was lost on 1 June 1940 so this can't be correct.
Also according to the log of HMS H 49, HMS Spurs (T/Lt. R.S. Connell, RNR) took over the escort at 1800 hours. (1)
15 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Westminster (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Bowerman, DSC, RN), HMS Valorous (Lt. M.G. Macleod, RN), HMS Preston North End (T/Lt. D.K. Bennett, DSC, RNVR), HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR) and HMS Arab (T/Lt. J.S.H. Lloyd, RNVR). (2)
18 Apr 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Methill with HMS Castleton (Lt. S.E. Jagger, RN), HMS Polka (T/Lt. I.A. Thorpe, MBE, RNVR), HMS Leicester City (T/Lt. C.E. Irving, RNVR), HMS Valse (T/Lt. E.J. Newell, RNVR) and HMS Spurs (A/Skr.Lt. E.J. Day, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/16325
- ADM 173/19315
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.