Allied Warships

HMS St. Kilda (T 209)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 209 
Built byAlexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland) 
Ordered12 Feb 1941 
Laid down3 Dec 1941 
Launched29 May 1942 
Commissioned30 Sep 1942 
End service 
HistorySold in October 1946.


Commands listed for HMS St. Kilda (T 209)

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1Skr. Richard George Utting, RNRSep 194228 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving St. Kilda include:

22 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bern (T/Lt. E.S. Brookes, RNVR) and HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR). (1)

28 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and later with HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR), HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR), HMS Ensay (T/Lt. K.J. Reece, RNVR) and HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17255
  2. ADM 173/17921

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

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