HMS Kilbride (Z 02)
Patrol vessel of the Kil class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Pullman Standard Car Co. (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||10 May 1942|
|Laid down||17 Nov 1942|
|Launched||15 May 1943|
|Commissioned||31 Jul 1943|
Returned USN in December 1946.
|Former name||USS PCE 828|
Commands listed for HMS Kilbride (Z 02)
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|1||Lt. Henry Owen L’Estrange, DSC, RNR||Nov 1943||14 Aug 1944|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. John Allan Dale, RNR||14 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Kilbride include:
26 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (1)
27 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (1)
23 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR), HMS Helmsdale (Cdr. C.W. McMullen, RN), HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Wright, RD, RNR), an unidentified vessel (unable to read the name in the log of HrMs O 9) and HMS Clover (Lt. T.E. Fanshawe, DSC, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/19325
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19446
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.