HMS Celia (T 134)
MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||12 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||25 May 1940|
|Launched||15 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||12 Jan 1941|
Sold into merchantile service in 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Celia (T 134)
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|1||T/Lt. Frederick George Dawson, RNR||Dec 1940||mid 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Graham Cunningham Wood, RNVR||mid 1942||29 Oct 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Leslie Bertram Merrick, RNR||29 Oct 1942||1 Nov 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Haakon Wivestad, RNR||1 Nov 1944||28 May 1945|
|5||D M Wright, RNVR||28 May 1945|
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Notable events involving Celia include:
14 May 1943
At 0340 hours, HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN), was spotted by a Catalina that was sent out to search for her. Around 0600 hours HMS Chiddingfold (Lt. T.M. Dorrien-Smith, RN) came in sight. Late in the morning they were joined by HMS Brecon (Lt.Cdr. T.D. Herrick, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Brissenden (Lt. D.C. Beatty, RN) and HMS Celia (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR). HMS Brecon then took O 10 in tow. Around 1600 hours HMS Halcyon (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Corbet-Singleton, RN) arrived which took over the tow. (1)
2 Jun 1943
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Celia (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR). She made part of the passage North together with HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars), submarine FFS Rubis (Lt.Cdr. H.L.G. Rousselot) and FFS Minerve (Lt. H.F.D. Simon-Dubuisson). (2)
13 Oct 1943
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises with USS Corry (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Ensey, USN), HMS Brissenden (Lt. the Hon. D.D.E. Vivian, RN), HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. J.C. Boyd, RNVR) and HMS Celia (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR). (3)
In the afternoon Trusty departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Celia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.B. Merrick, RNR). (6)
- ADM 199/1856
- ADM 199/1838
- ADM 173/18123
- ADM 173/18180
- ADM 173/18214
- ADM 173/19127
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.