HMS Sapphire (T 27)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||20 Dec 1934|
Completed in January 1935.
Sold on 9 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Sapphire (T 27)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Edward Campbell Hulton, RN||14 Jun 1939||19 Jun 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Frederick Ralph Holland Swann, RNVR||19 Jun 1940||26 Oct 1941|
|3||T/Lt. William Hammond Forster, RNR||26 Oct 1941||mid 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Edward George le Gassick Berry, RNVR||mid 1942||9 Nov 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Alan Edward Burrell, RNVR||9 Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Sapphire 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). (2)
- ADM 173/17106
- ADM 173/17254
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.