HMS Bute (T 168)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.)|
|Ordered||6 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||15 Oct 1940|
|Launched||12 May 1941|
|Commissioned||15 Sep 1941|
|History||Sold in March 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Bute (T 168)
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|1||T/Lt. Arthur Frederick Whalley Boumphrey, RNVR||Aug 1941||mid/late42|
|2||Douglas Grahame Read, RNVR||mid/late42||12 Oct 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Frank Adkins Glover, RNVR||12 Oct 1942||10 Feb 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Cecil William Hancock, RNR||10 Feb 1943||29 Apr 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Thomas Costley, RNVR||29 Apr 1944||9 Nov 1944|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Lang Root, RNVR||9 Nov 1944||early 1945|
|7||T/S.Lt. George Frederick Kettle, RNVR||early 1945|
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Notable events involving Bute include:
26 Oct 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN), HMS Zealous (Cdr. R.F. Jessel, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR) and HMS Macbeth (A/Skr.Lt. R.C. Green, DSC, RNR). (1)
1 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Cowdray (Lt. D.J. Beckley, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Flaaten, RNR) and HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T. Costley, RNVR). (2)
15 Nov 1944
During the morning, HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN), conducts A/S exercises with HMS Zodiac (Lt.Cdr. H.R. Rycroft, DSC, RN). During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Bute (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.L. Root, RNVR). (3)
- ADM 173/19410
- ADM 173/19411
- ADM 173/18917
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.