HMS Roberts (F 40)
Monitor of the Roberts class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||16 Mar 1940|
|Laid down||30 Apr 1940|
|Launched||1 Feb 1941|
|Commissioned||27 Oct 1941|
Sold to be broken up for scrap in June 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Roberts (F 40)
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|1||Capt. John Gerald Yerburgh Loveband, RN||19 Aug 1941||17 May 1943|
|2||Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN||17 May 1943||6 Jun 1943|
|3||A/Capt. (retired) Ronald Ernest Cotton Dunbar, RN||6 Jun 1943||18 Jun 1945|
|4||Capt. Cyril Bristowe Tidd, RN||18 Jun 1945||Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Roberts include:
26 Jun 1944
HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN) started a bombardment with her 16" main battery at 0819B/26. Fire was ceased at 0954B/26.
HMS Roberts (A/Capt.(Retd.) R.E.C. Dunbar, RN) apparently also participated in this bombardment. [No log for this ship is available, so more details can be given.]
HMS Diadem (Capt. E.G.A. Clifford, RN) also participated in this bombardment. She opened fire around 0800B/26.
The targets were the 1st, 9th and 12th SS Panzer Divisions.
At 1232B/26, HMS Rodney opened fire with her 16" main battery. Target was Carpiquet airfield. Fire was ceased at 1326B/26.
Around 1615B/26, HMS Belfast (Capt. F.R. Parham, RN) and HMS Diadem opened fire on a shore battery. (1)
- ADM 53/120411
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.