HMS Stella Carina (FY 352)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||20 Jun 1936|
Completed in August 1936.
Returned to her owner in May 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Stella Carina (FY 352)
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|1||T/Skr. Edward Phillips, RNR||17 Nov 1939||6 Jun 1940|
|2||T/Skr. W Roberts, RNR||6 Jun 1940||late 1940|
|3||S.Lt. Roy Lockwood, RANVR||10 Mar 1941||22 May 1941|
|4||Lt. John Vernon Lobb, RANVR||22 May 1941||30 Sep 1943|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Prat Alliston, RANVR||30 Sep 1943||late 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Ronald Owen Smees, RNVR||late 1944|
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Notable events involving Stella Carina include:
Upon completion of this exercise all three ships joined the escort of convoy HG 66 (11th war patrol).
For the daily positions of HrMs O 21 during this patrol see the map below.
A few hours later O 21 was ordered to establish a patrol off Cape Finisterre, Spain and leaves the formation. (1)
20 Apr 1943
HMS Stella Carina and HMS Foxtrot together pick up 61 survivors from the American merchant Michigan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-565 about 60 nautical miles west of Oran, Algeria in position 35°59'N, 01°25'W.
- File 2.12.03.6407 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17179
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.