HMS Milford Princess (FY 616)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||7 Feb 1924|
Completed in March 1924.
Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Milford Princess (FY 616)
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|1||T/Skr. James William Cook, RNR||31 Dec 1940||31 Jan 1941|
|2||Skr. Edward Charles King, DSC, RNR||31 Jan 1941||Dec 1943|
|3||T/Skr. George William Hogben, RNR||Dec 1943||9 Apr 1944|
|4||T/Skr. Joseph Thomas Arnold, RNR||9 Apr 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Milford Princess include:
18 May 1940
Cutting of underwater telephone lines between Scandinavia and the U.K.
On 18 May 1940 the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Cape Melville (Ch.Skr. A. Flaws, RNR), HMS Grampian (Lt.Cdr. A. Longmuir, RNR), HMS James Lay (Skr. W.H. Makings, RNR), HMS Milford Princess (T/Skr. J.W. Cook, RNR), HMS Milford Queen (T/Skr. F.J. Burgess, RNR) and HMS Pelton (Skr. J.A. Sutherland, RNR) departed Harwich to cut underwater telephone cables. They were escorted by the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.F. Beattie, RN). Cover for the operation was provided by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN).