HMS Milford Queen (FY 615)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||18 Oct 1917|
Completed on 26 January 1918.
Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Milford Queen (FY 615)
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|1||T/Skr. Frederick James Burgess, RNR||4 May 1940||mid 1940|
|2||T/Skr. Robert Herbert Soanes, DSC, RNR||26 Sep 1940||18 Dec 1941|
|3||T/Skr. Alexander Smith Dorward, RNR||18 Dec 1941||7 Sep 1945|
|4||Skr. John Reed, RNR||7 Sep 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Milford Queen 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).