HMS Aston Villa (FY 261)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1937|
|Lost||3 May 1940|
Completed on 4 September 1937.
HMT Aston Villa (Cdr.(retired) Sir Geoffrey Cecil Congreve, RN) was heavily damaged on 30 April 1940 by German dive bombers in Kroken Bay near Namsos, Norway. Scuttled on 3 May 1940.
Commands listed for HMS Aston Villa (FY 261)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Sir Geoffrey Cecil Congreve, RN||17 Jan 1940||3 May 1940|
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Notable events involving Aston Villa include:
[No logs are available for HMS H 50 for the months of February / April 1940, therefore no details on her operations can be given. H 50 was at Portland for A/S training the entire time with the exception of a short period at Portsmouth in mid/late March 1940 which included a docking.]