HMS Virginia (FY 031)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||William Beardmore & Co. (Dalmuir, Scotland)|
|Launched||15 Mar 1930|
Displacement: 676 tons. Completed on 15 May 1931. Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939. Served in A/S role and as Auxiliary vessel.
Returned in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Virginia (FY 031)
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|1||Capt. (retired) Henry Percival Wilson, RN||21 Sep 1939||10 Jan 1940|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Stephen Hewitt Sutton Moxley, RN||10 Jan 1940||24 Nov 1941|
|3||Cdr. (retired) John Allen Shuter, RN||24 Nov 1941||28 Aug 1942|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Dobson, RNR||28 Aug 1942||late 1943|
|5||W F Duff, RNR||late 1943||31 May 1945|
|6||Patrick Percival O'Sullivan, RNR||31 May 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Virginia include:
6 Oct 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR), HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Duncton (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR), HMS Marigold (Lt. J.A.S. Halcrow, RD, RNR), HMS Sapphire (T/Lt. E.G.le G. Berry, RNVR), HMS Gardenia (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR) and HMS Convolvulus (A/Lt.Cdr. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR). (5)
2 Apr 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HNoMS Ula (Lt. R.M. Sars). They were escorted by HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR). (7)
- ADM 173/16313
- ADM 173/16334
- ADM 173/16789
- ADM 173/16735
- ADM 173/17254
- ADM 173/17814
- ADM 173/18372
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.