HMS Lord Ashfield (FY 694)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||11 May 1929|
Completed in July 1929.
Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Lord Ashfield (FY 694)
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|1||Ch.Skr. Charles William Penrose, RD, RNR||13 Nov 1939||26 Sep 1940|
|2||C H Grimmer, RNR||26 Sep 1940||Jan 1941|
|3||Skr. James Ralph, RNR||Jan 1941||Aug 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Samuel Herriot Martin, RNVR||Aug 1941||9 Apr 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Charles James Yeaman Lawson, RNVR||9 Apr 1942||7 Oct 1942|
|6||T/Lt. John Burton Morpeth, RNR||7 Oct 1942||5 Oct 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Alexander Morrice, RNVR||5 Oct 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Lord Ashfield include:
23 Dec 1943
HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars) and HMS Seadog (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) departed Dundee for Lerwick. They made the passage together with HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) which was to proceed to Scapa Flow and from there to Plymouth. They were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (1)
The submarines were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR).
At 0315/21 Ula proceeded to Scapa Flow. O 15 and Lord Ashfield continued on to Lerwick. (2)
16 Feb 1944
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) departed Lerwick for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN). They were escorted by HMS Lord Ashfield (T/Lt. J.B. Morpeth, RNR). (5)
16 Feb 1944
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J. Whitton, RN) ended her 21th war patrol at Lerwick.
- ADM 199/1851
- File 2.12.03.6399 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19366
- ADM 199/1385
- ADM 199/1838
- ADM 53/120160
- ADM 199/1823
- ADM 173/19367
- ADM 173/19214
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.