Allied Warships

HMS Shapinsay (T 176)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 176 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered13 Sep 1940 
Laid down19 Nov 1940 
Launched29 Mar 1941 
Commissioned6 Sep 1941 
End service 
HistorySold on 10 August 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Shapinsay (T 176)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Wilfred Sidney Flowers, RNR8 Sep 1941Nov 1943
2T/Lt. Oliver Lawton Payne, RNVRNov 1943Jan 1944
3T/Lt. Roland Murgatroyd, RNVRJan 1944Feb 1945
4R M Black, RNVRFeb 19451 Jul 1945
5T/Lt. John Leonard Caley, KRNVR1 Jul 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Shapinsay include:


5 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR). (1)

6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR), HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR), HMS Thyme (T/Lt. A.R. Mackay, RNZNVR) and HMS Lord Austin (Lt. N.P. McLeod, RNR). (1)

26 Jun 1942
HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN), HMS Genista (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Pattinson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR) arrived at Diego Suarez. (2)

28 Sep 1942
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) carries out exercises off Diego Suarez with HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR) and HMS Hildasay (T/Lt. H.C. Doman, RNVR). Later on the day exercises were carried out with HMS Gambia (Capt. M.J. Mansergh, CBE, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNN).

After the exercises were completed HMS Truant sets course for East London, South Africa while HMS Gambia, HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes remained out for night encounter exercises during the night of 28/29 September. On completion of these exercises HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes returned to Diego Suarez. (3)

27 Dec 1944
HMS Vigorous (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Kilindini with HMS Shapinsay (T/Lt. R. Murgatroyd, RNVR) and ML 834. (4)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 53/115730
  3. ADM 53/115733 + ADM 199/1861
  4. ADM 173/19387

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


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