HMS Tango (T 146)
ASW Trawler of the Dance class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||23 Aug 1940|
|Launched||29 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1941|
Sold in July 1946 to Belgian owners.
Sold to Compagnie Maritime du Progés, Ostende, Belgium in 1949 being renamed Ramspkapelle (callsign OPMP).
Sold to Köser & Co., Hamburg, Germany in March 1952 being renamed Carola (callsign DECY).
Sold to Anglo-Skandia G.m.b.H., Cuxhaven, Germany later in 1952. Laid up for about a year.
Sold to Tankreederei Rhein-Weser G.m.b.H., Bremen, Germany in May 1953. Managed by DDG Hansa, Bremen, Germany, from 1956 the ship was managed by its owner. Reconstructed to Winetanker at the Jadewerft, Wilhelmshaven, Germany. Also a new engine was built in. New dimensions were 54,00m, 8,46m, 4,48m. New displacement was 488 GRT, 280 NRT, 649 tdw. Machinery 8-Cylinder Diesel engine (Maschinenbau Kiel A. G., Kiel-Friedrichsort) 600 PSe / 290 rpm, 1 shaft, 1 rudder, speed 11,0 kn. The ship was delivered in October 1953 being named Vinum (callsign DECY).
Sold to Vinum S.p.A., Palermo, Italy in July 1962 being renamed Vino (Callsign IVJO) (LR-Nr. 5381459).
Sold to Finnavi S.r.L., Napels, Italy in 1987. As of 1995/1996 no longer listed in Lloyd's Register of Shipping.
Commands listed for HMS Tango (T 146)
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|1||T/Lt. John Hunter, RNR||21 Jan 1941||mid 43|
|2||T/Lt. Robert Frederick Giles, RNVR||mid 43|
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Notable events involving Tango include:
After completing these exercises HMS H 28 set course for Rothesay escorted by HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR). (1)
21 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campion (Lt.Cdr. A. Brown, RNVR), HMS Myosotis (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR), HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR). (3)
22 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Fowey (Cdr.(Retd.) L.B.A. Majendie, RN), HMS Carnation (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Black Swan (Cdr. T.A.C. Pakenham, RN), HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR), USS Spencer, USS Badger and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (3)
23 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Spencer, HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR) plus ships from the 37th Escort Group. (3)
- ADM 173/17202
- ADM 173/17238 + ADM 173/17262
- ADM 173/17244
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.