HMS Stella Pegasi (FY 155)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||11 Nov 1934|
Completed in January 1935.
Returned to her owner between April and June 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Stella Pegasi (FY 155)
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|1||Skr. John Birnie Henderson, RNR||16 Oct 1939||29 Feb 1940|
|2||Skr. Joseph Henry Darley Dansie, RNR||29 Feb 1940||17 Apr 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Francis Rupert Pope, RNR||17 Apr 1940||6 Nov 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Eric Steedman, RNR||6 Nov 1940||7 May 1941|
|5||T/Lt. Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR||7 May 1941||10 Nov 1941|
|6||T/Lt. Frederick Standen Howell, RNR||10 Nov 1941||28 Feb 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Thomas Grange Hornsby, RNR||28 Feb 1943||25 Oct 1943|
|8||T/Lt. Colin Douglas Menzies Grierson, RNVR||25 Oct 1943|
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Notable events involving Stella Pegasi include:
11 Mar 1940
Convoy MT 28 (21 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived the next day. It was escorted by trawlers from the 19th A/S Group (This group was made up of four A/S trawlers; HMS Greenfly (Cdr.(Retd.) D.A. Stride, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR), HMS Lord Plender (Ch.Skr. J.M.T. Brebner, RNR) and HMS Stella Pegasi (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). This last trawler was in dockyard hand at Leith and therefore could not have been part of the escort). The destroyers destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) were also part of the escort. (1)
5 Feb 1941
HMS Cachalot (Cdr. J.D. Luce, DSO, RN) departed Holy Loch for her 9th war patrol. She was ordered to lay a minefield off Norway. The position was to be signalled later.
As no log for this period is available no map can be displayed. (2)
3 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for her 4th war patrol. She was to proceed to a position of Hovden, Norway where she was to act as a beacon for the British destroyers HMS Inglefield (Capt. P. Todd, DSO, RN) and HMS Intrepid (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Lewes, DSC, RN), that were to conduct a raid on German shipping in that area [Operation Kitbag].
O 14 was escorted to the North-West of the Shetlands by the British ASW trawler HMS Stella Pegasi (T/Lt. F.S. Howell, RNR). (3)
1 Aug 1942
HMS Sturgeon (Lt.Cdr. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) departed Holy Loch for Lerwick. She was escorted by HrMs Jan van Gelder (Lt. P.L.M. van Geen, RNN). On 3 August HMS Stella Pegasi (T/Lt. F.S. Howell, RNR) took over the escort. (7)
6 Jun 1943
HMS Untiring (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) departed Blyth for Holy Loch. She was initially escorted by HMS ML 300 (CO ?) until 1600 hours when HMS ML 454 (T/Lt. W.M. Russell, RNVR) took over the escort.
13 Jul 1944
HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow, first with HMS Stella Pegasi (T/Lt. C.D.M. Grierson, RNVR), HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr.Lt. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR) and later with HMS Myngs (Capt. M.L. Power, CBE, RN). (9)
- ADM 199/362
- ADM 199/1827
- ADM 199/1856
- ADM 199/1826
- ADM 173/17407
- ADM 173/17408
- ADM 173/17578
- ADM 173/18435
- ADM 173/18719
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.