Allied Warships

HMS Altair (FY 029)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 029 
Built byRamage & Ferguson Ltd. (Leith, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched20 May 1905 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Displacement: 577 tons.
Completed in July 1905.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty September 1939.
Served in A/S role.

Returned in 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Altair (FY 029)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. (retired) Daniel Harvey Rainier, RNDec 193912 May 1941
2Cdr. (retired) Henry Joseph Rawle Paramore, RN12 May 194123 Sep 1941
3W R T Clements, RNR23 Sep 19411 Nov 1943
4J L James, RNR1 Nov 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Altair include:


9 Apr 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (1)

21 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (2)

27 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

21 May 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (3)

23 May 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (4)

24 May 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (4)

25 May 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (4)

27 May 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (3)

1 Jun 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (5)

7 Jun 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN). (5)

8 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR), HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR) and HMS Shemara (Cdr.(Retd.) H. Buckle, RN). (6)

9 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. A. Keable, RNR). (6)

19 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.S. Deveson, RNR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (7)

28 Jul 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

1 Aug 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

18 Aug 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (8)

20 Aug 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr.Lt. J.R. Coultas, RD, RNR). (8)

24 Aug 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Spaniel. (8)

25 Aug 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (8)

27 Aug 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. B. Charles, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (8)

2 Sep 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) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (7)

7 Sep 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (9)

14 Sep 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr. (retired) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. A. McKay, RNR). (7)

22 Sep 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (9)

28 Sep 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR) and HMS L' Atlantique (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (9)

7 Oct 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (10)

20 Oct 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Altair (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) W.R.T. Clements, RNR). (10)

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). (11)

8 Dec 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (11)

17 Dec 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bretwalda (Skr. J.B. Henderson, RNR). (12)

26 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (13)

27 Dec 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (12)

5 Jan 1944
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (14)

6 Jan 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with and HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (15)

7 Jan 1944
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Tuscarora (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) H.T. Pitt, RN) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (14)

27 Jun 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (16)

7 Sep 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. W.C.M. de Jonge van Ellemeet, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (17)

5 Oct 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with the armed yachts HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR). (17)

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). (17)

21 Apr 1945
HMS H 34 (Lt. A.M.B. Buxton, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Altair (T/Lt. J.L. James, RNR) and HMS Bedlington (A/Ch.Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (18)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6370 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17793
  3. ADM 173/17794
  4. ADM 173/17770
  5. ADM 173/17771
  6. ADM 173/17795
  7. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  8. ADM 173/17797
  9. ADM 173/17774
  10. ADM 173/17775
  11. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  12. ADM 173/17789
  13. ADM 173/17801
  14. ADM 173/18486
  15. ADM 173/18491
  16. ADM 173/18474
  17. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  18. ADM 173/19491

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


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