HMS Coriolanus (T 140)
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||4 May 1940|
|Launched||2 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||6 Feb 1941|
|Lost||5 May 1945|
Took part in the North Africa landings in November 1942 and the Sicily landings in July 1943.
Mined and sunk in the Adriatic on 5 May 1945. The ship sank some six miles from Novigrad/Cittanova.
Commands listed for HMS Coriolanus (T 140)
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|1||T/S.Lt. William Douglas Bishop, RNVR||4 Feb 1941||3 Apr 1941|
|2||T/S.Lt. Ian Rankin Saddler, RNVR||3 Apr 1941||23 Jan 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Cyril Ernest Chown, RNVR||23 Jan 1942||22 Apr 1942|
|4||Lt. Leonard Bentley Moffatt, RNR||22 Apr 1942||7 Sep 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Noel Hunt, RNVR||7 Sep 1942||mid 1943|
|6||T/Lt. Herbert Edward Lines, RNVR||Mar 1944||22 Aug 1944|
|7||T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Rundle, RNVR||22 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Coriolanus include:
24 Jun 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth.
She departed for Portsmouth later the same day escorted by HMS Coriolanus (Lt. L.B. Moffatt, RNR) and in convoy. (1)
- ADM 173/17274
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.