HMS Conqueror (FY 006 / F 33)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Pennant||FY 006 / F 33|
|Built by||Thornycroft (Woolston, England, U.K.)|
|Launched||16 Jan 1911|
Yacht completed in July 1911. Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939. Displacement: 886 GRT. Dimensions: 64.6 x 9.3. Armament (as Auxiliary AA vessel): 2 4" gun, 1 12pdr AA gun, 2 2pdr AA (2x1), 4 20mm AA (4x1), 8 .5" MG AA (2x4), 8 .303" MG AA (8x1). Speed: 15.25 knots.
Returned to her owner in 1945.
Served in A/S role and later as Auxiliary AA vessel.
Commands listed for HMS Conqueror (FY 006 / F 33)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Ennis Tristram Ratcliffe Chambers, RN||9 Sep 1939||22 Aug 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Eric Marcus McCausland, RN||22 Aug 1940||mid 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Thomas William Craig, RNR||mid 1943||2 Apr 1945|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Reginald Brown, RNVR||2 Apr 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Conqueror include:
4 Oct 1943
HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) departed Dartmouth for Holy Loch. She was escorted by the French submarine chaser Chasseur 12 until 1725/4 when HMS Conqueror (T/Lt. T.W. Craig, RNR) took over the escort. Also HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSC and Bar, RN) joined for the passage north. (9)
21 Aug 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Holmes (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.S. Boyle, RNVR), HMS Cosby (Lt. L.A. Pepperell, RN) and HMS Conqueror (T/A/Lt.Cdr. S.R. Brown, RNVR). (11)
- ADM 173/15698
- ADM 173/15781
- ADM 173/15690
- ADM 173/16327
- ADM 173/16274
- ADM 173/16285
- ADM 173/16286
- File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18249
- ADM 173/17745
- ADM 173/20194
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.