HMS Valena (FY 028)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Fleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Launched||5 Mar 1908|
|Commissioned||1 Nov 1939|
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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|1||Capt. Walter Henry Poole, RNR||29 Aug 1939||28 Oct 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Alfred Francis Colenso Gray, RNR||28 Oct 1940||4 Mar 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Gleave, RNR||4 Mar 1942||mid 1943|
|4||A McKinlay, RNR||mid 1943||15 Sep 1944|
|5||H Trefusis, RNVR||15 Sep 1944||5 Jan 1945|
|6||K J Gordon, RNVR||5 Jan 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Valena include:
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). (4)
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). (6)
- ADM 173/16283
- ADM 173/16285
- ADM 173/16286
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17754
- ADM 173/17930
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.