Allied Warships

HMS Titania (F 32)

Submarine Depot Ship

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine Depot Ship
Class[No specific class] 
PennantF 32 
Built byClyde Shipbuilding Co. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched4 Mar 1915 
CommissionedNov 1915 
End service 

Displacement: 5250 tons.
Speed: 14.5 knots.
Complement: 249 men.

Based in home waters during the Second World War.

Scrapped at Faslane in September 1949.


Commands listed for HMS Titania (F 32)

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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1Cdr. Jocelyn Slingsby Bethell, RN28 Apr 193827 Apr 1940

2Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN1 Jul 194014 Aug 1940
3Capt. Philip Ruck-Keene, RN14 Aug 19409 Sep 1940
4Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN9 Sep 1940Dec 1941
5Cdr. Harold Robson Conway, RNDec 194112 Jun 1942
6Cdr. Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen, DSO, DSC, RN12 Jun 1942early 1943
7Cdr. (retired) William Richmond Fell, DSC, OBE, RNearly 194318 Jan 1944
8Cdr. (retired) Thomas Bennett Brunton, DSC, RN18 Jan 19448 Mar 1944
9A/Cdr. (retired) Sydney Pengelly, RNearly 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Titania include:

6 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN), HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN), HMS P 614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) conducted practice attacks on a convoy made up of the submarine tenders HMS Cyclops (Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN), HMS Titania (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) and their escort HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17201 + ADM 53/116690

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

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