Allied Warships

HMS Radiant (FY 022)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 022 
Built byCamper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Completed in February 1927.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served as A/S vessel and later as training vessel.

Returned in June 1945

 

Commands listed for HMS Radiant (FY 022)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Michael Barne, DSO, RN9 Sep 19392 Sep 1940

2Lt.Cdr. (retired) Alfred James Brewster, RN17 Oct 194029 Mar 1941
3Cdr. (retired) John Walter Hoskyns, RN29 Mar 1941Jul 1942

4T/Lt. Charles Stanley Reffelle Shapland, RNVRSep 194222 Jan 1945
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Wallace, RNVR22 Jan 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Radiant include:


9 Aug 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with 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 L'Incomprise (Lt.Cdr. (retired) F.S. Deveson, RNR). (1)

14 Sep 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS St. Modwen (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Lycett, RD, RNR). (2)

8 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (3)

10 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (3)

16 Nov 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS La Cordeliere (Lt.Cdr. A.J.G. Barff, RNR), HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR), HMS Shemara (Cdr.(retired) H. Buckle, RN) and HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR). (3)

3 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (4)

9 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR) and HMS Crane (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Jenkins, RN). (4)

12 Nov 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Bedlington (Skr. A.W. Peak, RNR) and HMS Radiant (T/Lt. C.S.R. Shapland, RNVR). (4)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6371 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6383 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17930
  4. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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