Allied Warships

HMS Viviana (FY 238)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 238 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched23 Apr 1936 
CommissionedDec 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in June 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in October 1939.
Displacement: 452 tons.

Returned to her owner in May 1946.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in 1963.

 

Commands listed for HMS Viviana (FY 238)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Gunnar Lie Olesen, RNR16 Dec 1939mid 1941

2Skr. George Henry Oliver, RNR2 Jan 1942mid 1942
3T/Skr. Edward Arthur Read, RNRmid 194216 Oct 1942
4Skr. Robert Trueman, RNR16 Oct 19421 Nov 1944
5T/Lt. John Pierson Jones, RNVR1 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Viviana include:


3 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Viviana (Skr. G.L. Olesen, RNR). (1)

11 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Viviana (Skr. G.L. Olesen, RNR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 50] (1)

9 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR). (2)

12 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Hydrangea (A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR) and HMS Northern Isles (T/Lt. J.M. Baldry, RNVR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16327
  2. ADM 173/17529

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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