Allied Warships

HMS Islay (T 172)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 172 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered27 May 1940 
Laid down18 Nov 1940 
Launched10 Apr 1941 
Commissioned17 Jun 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in October 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Islay (T 172)

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CommanderFromTo
1Ch.Skr. Thomas Donovan, RNR28 May 1941late 1941
2Skr. John Clements Ross, RNRlate 1941mid 1942
3T/Lt. Cyril Henry Lovell Clarke, RNRmid 194216 Dec 1942
4T/Skr. Alexander Ninian Mace, RNR16 Dec 1942Mar 1943
5T/Skr. Robert Milligan, RNRMar 1943Sep 1943
6Skr. Oswin Jinks, RNRSep 1943May 1945
7T/A/Skr.Lt. Stephen Summers, RNRMay 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Islay include:


17 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)

21 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR), HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN), HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)

22 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)

23 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Johnson, RNVR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)

28 Jun 1942
HMS Islay (Lt. C.H.L. Clarke, RNR) picks up 15 survivors from the British merchant Zealand that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 14 miles south-southwest of Haifa in position 32°27'N, 34°43'E.

10 Aug 1942
The Italian submarine Scirè was sunk off Haifa by the British trawler HMS Islay (Lt. C.H.L. Clarke, RNR).

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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