Allied Warships

HMS Valena (FY 028)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 028 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland)  
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched5 Mar 1908 
Commissioned1 Nov 1939 
End service 
History

Displacement: 913 tons.
Purchased by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Served in A/S role.

Returned in 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Valena (FY 028)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. Walter Henry Poole, RNR29 Aug 193928 Oct 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Alfred Francis Colenso Gray, RNR28 Oct 19404 Mar 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Ernest Gleave, RNR4 Mar 1942mid 1943
4A McKinlay, RNRmid 194315 Sep 1944
5H Trefusis, RNVR15 Sep 19445 Jan 1945
6K J Gordon, RNVR5 Jan 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Valena include:


12 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Shemara (Capt.(Retd.) H.N.M. Hardy, DSO, RN) and HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR). (1)

13 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Shemara (Capt.(Retd.) H.N.M. Hardy, DSO, RN) and HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR). (1)

21 Jan 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR). (1)

27 Feb 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Wistaria (Skr. H.C. Aisthorpe, RNR). (2)

6 Mar 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (3)

8 Mar 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Conqueror (Capt.(Retd.) E.T.R. Chambers, RN). (3)

2 Apr 1940
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Wanklyn, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR). (4)

19 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland together with the British A/S yacht HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and A/S trawler HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (5)

26 Jun 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR) and HMS Topaze (Lt.Cdr. J.N. Hambly, MBE, RN). (5)

6 Jul 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Valena (Capt. W.H. Poole, RNR). (5)

5 Nov 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Terje 1 (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (6)

7 Nov 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Carina (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) A.C.G. Jolly, RN). (6)

13 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN). (7)

16 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (7)

26 Jan 1941
HMS Otway (Lt. H.R.B. Newton, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (8)

9 Feb 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) (9)

6 May 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown withHMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (10)

5 Jun 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique. (11)

16 Jun 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (11)

18 Jun 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (11)

23 Jun 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Cdr.(Retd.) W.A. Ford, RN) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (11)

2 Jul 1941
HMS H 32 (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique. (12)

3 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (9)

7 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS La Cordeliere (Lt. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS La Flore.

13 Jul 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (13)

20 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (9)

21 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (9)

22 Jul 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (9)

24 Jul 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (13)

25 Jul 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (13)

28 Jul 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (13)

31 Jul 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. H. Winter, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (13)

9 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (14)

22 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR), HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR), HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) C.E. Lowther, RAN). (14)

23 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (14)

24 Oct 1941
HMS Oberon (Lt. M.B. St. John, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS Oberon proceeded to Rothesay. (14)

27 Oct 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel (Skr. C. Coultas, DSC, RNR). (15)

11 Nov 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (16)

12 Nov 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (16)

17 Nov 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (16)

3 Dec 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (17)

4 Dec 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (17)

11 Dec 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (17)

24 Jan 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (18)

26 Jan 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (18)

28 Jan 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (18)

30 Jan 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (19)

10 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR), HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR). (20)

11 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR), HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) C.E. Lowther, RAN). (20)

13 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR), HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (20)

14 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (20)

15 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR), HMS Spaniel and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (20)

18 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR), HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) C.E. Lowther, RAN). (20)

20 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (20)

22 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR), HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (20)

23 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR). (20)

26 Feb 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (20)

4 May 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR). (21)

30 Jun 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR). (22)

31 Jul 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). (22)

2 Aug 1942
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR). Following these A/S exercises O 10 participatd in an exercise in which she was taken in tow by HMS Bustler. (22)

4 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.P.H. Oakley, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (23)

19 Dec 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. R.B. Forster, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (24)

20 Dec 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. R.B. Foster, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (24)

1 Jan 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. R.B. Foster, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (25)

4 Jan 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. R.B. Foster, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (25)

5 Jan 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. R.B. Foster, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (25)

9 Jan 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. R.B. Foster, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). Upon completion of these exercises HMS H 50 proceded to Ardrishaig. (25)

13 Jan 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR), HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR). (26)

19 Jan 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (27)

25 Jan 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (25)

25 Jan 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (25)

28 Jan 1943
HMS H 43 (Lt. R. Boyd, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J. Windram, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Cdr.(Retd.) K.W. Stewart, RN). (28)

3 Feb 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR), HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (29)

8 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (30)

9 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (30)

11 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (30)

15 Feb 1943
HMS H 43 (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (31)

20 Feb 1943
HMS H 43 (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (31)

2 Mar 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (29)

19 Mar 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (32)

22 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (33)

23 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (33)

19 Apr 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (34)

20 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (35)

21 Oct 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (36)

22 Oct 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (37)

25 Oct 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (37)

27 Oct 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (37)

29 Oct 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (36)

31 Oct 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (37)

3 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

4 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Carina (Lt. R.A.H. Lord, RNR). (38)

5 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (38)

9 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (39)

10 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

11 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

14 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

15 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

17 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

18 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (38)

22 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (39)

29 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (38)

30 Nov 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (38)

2 Dec 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. H.C. Gowan, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (40)

7 Dec 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR), HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR), HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (41)

8 Dec 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (40)

15 Dec 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (40)

16 Dec 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (40)

20 Dec 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (41)

21 Dec 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (41)

24 Dec 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

26 Dec 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN). (41)

28 Dec 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (42)

10 Jan 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

1 Feb 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

2 Feb 1944
HMS Sturdy (Lt. W.St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (43)

5 Feb 1944
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (44)

8 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (45)

11 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (45)

14 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (45)

24 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN), HMS Borage (Lt. W.S. MacDonald, DSC, RNVR), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (45)

27 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (45)

28 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Borage (Lt. W.S. MacDonald, DSC, RNVR). (45)

29 Feb 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS Borage (Lt. W.S. MacDonald, DSC, RNVR). (45)

16 Mar 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (46)

22 Mar 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (46)

23 Mar 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR).

23 Mar 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (46)

29 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (47)

11 Apr 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Dovey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.W.F. Bolland, RNR), HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (48)

17 May 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (49)

22 May 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (49)

25 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (50)

31 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (50)

1 Jun 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (51)

1 Jun 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

7 Jun 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

12 Jun 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (51)

20 Jun 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (51)

20 Jun 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (51)

21 Jun 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (51)

22 Jun 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (51)

22 Jun 1944
During the night of 22/23 June 1944 HMS H 43 (Lt. F.R. Lawrence, RN), HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN), HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR) conducted exercises off Campbeltown. (52)

23 Jun 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (52)

27 Jun 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Boarhound (A/Ch.Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (52)

28 Jun 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

30 Jun 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (52)

14 Jul 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. C.A. Collins, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (41)

17 Jul 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. McKinlay, RNR). (53)

13 Oct 1944
While en-route from Campbeltown to the exercise area HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) is rammed by HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). The next morning a dived find minor damage to the Starboard propeller and the pressure hull is discovered. Arrangements were made for repairs.

After being rammed O 15 continued to the exercise area and conducted A/S exercises with HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/Lt. H. Trefusis, RNVR). (54)

15 Oct 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Valena (T/Lt. H. Trefusis, RNVR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (54)

1 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Valena (T/Lt. H. Trefusis, RNVR). (54)

12 Dec 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Valena (T/Lt. H. Trefusis, RNVR). (55)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16327
  2. ADM 173/16283
  3. ADM 173/16285
  4. ADM 173/16286
  5. File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  6. ADM 173/16334
  7. File 2.12.03.6366 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  8. ADM 173/16854
  9. File 2.12.03.6367 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  10. ADM 173/16760
  11. ADM 173/16740
  12. ADM 173/16741
  13. ADM 173/16762
  14. ADM 173/16823
  15. ADM 173/16794
  16. ADM 173/16864
  17. File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  18. ADM 173/17245
  19. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  20. ADM 173/17491
  21. File 2.12.03.6379 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  22. File 2.12.03.6380 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  23. ADM 173/17252
  24. ADM 173/17279
  25. ADM 173/17824
  26. ADM 173/17778
  27. ADM 173/17754
  28. ADM 173/17802
  29. ADM 173/17792
  30. File 2.12.03.6381 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  31. ADM 173/17803
  32. File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  33. ADM 173/17922
  34. ADM 173/17815
  35. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  36. ADM 173/17821
  37. ADM 173/17775
  38. ADM 173/17822
  39. ADM 173/17930
  40. ADM 173/17823
  41. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  42. ADM 173/17789
  43. ADM 173/18861
  44. ADM 173/18487
  45. ADM 173/18477
  46. ADM 173/18526
  47. ADM 173/18493
  48. ADM 173/18494
  49. File 2.12.03.6385 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  50. ADM 173/18480
  51. ADM 173/18481
  52. ADM 173/18529
  53. File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  54. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  55. ADM 173/18535

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


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