Allied Warships

HMS Maid Marion (FY 017)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 017 
Built byCamper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) ; MAN 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 1938 
Commissioned 
End service 
History

Completed in May 1938.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served as A/S vessel and later as tender to submarine flottilla's.

Sold in 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMS Maid Marion (FY 017)

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CommanderFromTo
1Capt. (retired) Donald Irvine McGillewie, RN4 Sep 19392 Jan 1940
2Capt. (retired) Edward Clifford Watson, RN2 Jan 194024 Apr 1940
3Capt. (retired) James Cantrell Johnstone Soutter, RN24 Apr 19402 Sep 1941
4Cdr. (retired) Humphreys Archdale, RN2 Sep 19413 Mar 1942
5Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Lionel Cuthbert Arden Leefe, RN3 Mar 19421 May 1943
6T/Lt. Andrew Alan Campbell, RNR1 May 1943Jan 1944
7T/Lt. Francis Roy Crawford, RNVRJan 194430 Aug 1944
8T/Lt. Leonard Christopher Cockrell, RNR30 Aug 1944late 45 ?

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Notable events involving Maid Marion include:


14 Oct 1939
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) shifted from Plymouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Maid Marion (Capt.(Retd.) D.I. McGillewie, RN). (1)

23 Feb 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait.

She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Surf during this patrol see the map below.


HMS Surf 5th war patrol click here for bigger map (2)

24 Feb 1944
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) departed Trincomalee for her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

26 Mar 1944
HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (4)

1 Apr 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee. These included A/S exercises with and a practice attack on HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (5)

3 Apr 1944
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) conducted gunnery exercises off Trincomalee on a target that was being towed by HMS Lord Grey (T/Lt. J.J. Challis, RNVR). These were followed by attack exercises during which HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR) served as target. (6)

6 Apr 1944
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) departed Trincomalee for her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off Port Blair. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

28 May 1944
HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Sumatra. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sirdar during this patrol see the map below.

(4)

28 May 1944
HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits near Penang. She was also to lay a minefield. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

No logs are available for this period so no map can be displayed. (4)

29 May 1944
HMS Storm (T/Lt. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) ended her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

18 Jun 1944
HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (4)

21 Jun 1944
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) departed Trincomalee for her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

25 Jun 1944
HMS Storm (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

6 Jul 1944
HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriot, DSO, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits near Penang. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

No logs are available for this period so no map can be displayed. (4)

7 Jul 1944
HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Siam, near Phuket. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sirdar during this patrol see the map below.

(4)

11 Jul 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (4th in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (7)

5 Aug 1944
HMS Spiteful (Lt.Cdr. F.H. Sherwood, DSC, RCNVR) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off North-West Sumatra and to proceed to Fremantle, Australia upon completion of this short patrol. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 6th war patrol (5th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol to the North of the Mergui Archipelago. Later she was to perform air/sea rescue duties off Padang, Sumatra. She was escorted out HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

She was to end this patrol at Fremantle, Australia. (7)

7 Aug 1944
HMS Storm (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.P. Young, DSC, RNVR) ended her 6th war patrol (5th in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (3)

15 Aug 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the Nicobar and Andaman Islands. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (8)

19 Aug 1944
HMS Sirdar (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the North-West coast of Sumatra and to proceed to Fremantle, Australia upon completion of the patrol. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Sirdar during this patrol see the map below.

(4)

28 Aug 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) arrived at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (9)

31 Aug 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted exercises off Trincomalee with HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (9)

2 Sep 1944
HMS Spirit (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Siam. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (4)

5 Sep 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). Noise trials were carried out on arrival. (10)

27 Sep 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 4th war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the Megui Archipaligo. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (10)

15 Oct 1944
HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) departed Trincomalee for 2nd war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off Car Nicobar and the approaches to Port Blair. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR).

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Shalimar during this patrol see the map below.

(11)

6 Nov 1944
HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol (1st in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (11)

6 Nov 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off Sabang and the North-East coast of Sumatra. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (12)

8 Nov 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) returned to Trincomalee with defects. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (12)

1 Dec 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (13)

21 Dec 1944
HMS Shalimar (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, MBE, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (11)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 6th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the North-East coast of Sumatra. She was escorted out by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (13)

25 Dec 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) ended her 30th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (14)

31 Jan 1945
HMS Statesman (Lt. R.G.P. Bulkeley, RN) departed Trincomalee for her 7th war patrol (5th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Strait. Before departing for patrol exercises were carried out with HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. F.R. Crawford, RNVR). (15)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/15688
  2. ADM 173/18899
  3. ADM 199/1870
  4. ADM 199/1869
  5. ADM 173/18901
  6. ADM 173/18832
  7. ADM 199/1871
  8. ADM 173/18822
  9. ADM 173/18787
  10. ADM 173/18823
  11. ADM 199/1872
  12. ADM 173/18825
  13. ADM 173/18826
  14. ADM 199/1877
  15. ADM 173/19727

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


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