HMS Kingston Amber (FY 211)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||8 Jul 1937|
Completed in September 1937.
Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Kingston Amber (FY 211)
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|1||Skr. James Flett, RNR||29 Nov 1939||17 Apr 1941|
|2||Skr. Benjamin Pile, RNR||17 Apr 1941||20 Jun 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Robert John Kennedy, RNR||20 Jun 1941||2 Dec 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Bryan Humfrey Craig Rodgers, RNVR||2 Dec 1941||15 Sep 1942|
|5||T/Lt. the Hon. George Charles Spencer, RNVR||15 Sep 1942||11 Jan 1943|
|6||T/Lt. Richard Adams, RNR||11 Jan 1943||Jan 1945|
|7||T/Lt. James Calderwood Paterson, RNVR||Jan 1945|
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Notable events involving Kingston Amber include:
21 Nov 1940
HMS Usk (Lt.Cdr. P.R. Ward, RN) departed Portsmouth, escorted by by the Brisitsh ASW trawler HMS Kingston Amber (Skr. J. Flett, RNR), for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the English Channel. (1)
12 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Kingston Agate (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, RNR), HMS Hoxa (T/Lt. H.P Davies, RNR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R.J. Kennedy, RNR) and HMS Wistaria (Skr. R.W. Denny, RNR). (3)
3 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Alisma (Lt. G. Lanning, RANVR), HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR), HNoMS Molde and HNoMS Narvik. (4)
4 Aug 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Kingston Amber (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. W.R. Blower, RANVR) and HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR). (4)
- ADM 199/1881
- ADM 173/17106
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17773
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.