Allied Warships

HMS Cumbrae (T 154)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 154 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered27 May 1940 
Laid down2 Sep 1940 
Launched20 Dec 1940 
Commissioned22 May 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to the Italian Navy on 22 January 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Cumbrae (T 154)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Clive Edward Midwinter, RNR9 Apr 1941Mid 1944
2Lt. Richard Anthony Ray, RNRMid 1944Aug 1944
3T/Lt. Ian Maurice Hamlin, SANF(V)Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Cumbrae include:


10 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR), HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR) and HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR). (1)

11 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Brora (T/Lt. L.A. Enevoldson, RNVR), HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR), HMS Cava (T/Lt. A.M. Taylor, RNR) and HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR). (1)

15 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR), HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Romeo (T/Skr. W.R.H. Stewart, RNR). (1)

22 Jan 1942
HMS Otus (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria together with HMS Cumbrae (T/Lt. C.E. Midwinter, RNR) and FFS Vikings. (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17327

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


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