Allied Warships

HMS Kingston Andalusite (FY 160)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 160 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched17 Jan 1934 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed on 13 February 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 415 tons.

Sold in 1945.
Renamed Milyna in 1948.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium on 5 April 1956.


Commands listed for HMS Kingston Andalusite (FY 160)

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1Skr. John Bruce, RNR8 Oct 193927 Dec 1940
2Sydney Hearne, RNR27 Dec 194015 Jan 1941
3T/Lt. John Lionel Perren, RNVR15 Jan 194122 Aug 1941
4T/Lt. Colin Sawyer Pirie, RNVR22 Aug 1941late 1941
5T/S.Lt. Basil James, RNVRlate 19418 Jul 1942
6T/Lt. William Stanley Lowe, RNVR8 Jul 194218 Sep 1943
7T/Lt. Geoffrey William Joseph Leeson, RNVR18 Sep 1943

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Notable events involving Kingston Andalusite include:

1 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMCS Athabascan (Cdr. G.R. Miles, DSO, OBE, RCN), HMS Cattistock (Lt. R.G.D. Keddie, DSC, RN), HMS Cambridgeshire (T/Lt. H.F.B. Ashby, RNVR), HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR), HMS Victrix (T/Lt. J.D. Craighead, RNR) and HMS Kingston Andalusite (T/Lt. W.S. Lowe, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18331

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

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