HMS Greenfly (FY 156)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||8 Jun 1936|
Completed in July 1936.
Sold in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Greenfly (FY 156)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) Desmond Adair Stride, RN||11 Sep 1939||11 Jul 1940|
|2||Skr. William John Salisbury, RNR||11 Jul 1940||23 Oct 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Reginald Frederick Pembry, RNR||23 Oct 1940||24 Apr 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Rowland Frank Pretty, RNVR||24 Apr 1942||2 Nov 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Douglas Blair Orr, RNVR||2 Nov 1942|
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Notable events involving Greenfly include:
11 Mar 1940
Convoy MT 28 (21 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived the next day. It was escorted by trawlers from the 19th A/S Group (This group was made up of four A/S trawlers; HMS Greenfly (Cdr.(Retd.) D.A. Stride, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR), HMS Lord Plender (Ch.Skr. J.M.T. Brebner, RNR) and HMS Stella Pegasi (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). This last trawler was in dockyard hand at Leith and therefore could not have been part of the escort). The destroyers destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) were also part of the escort. (2)
1 Sep 1944
HMS Unshaken (Lt. J.S. Pearce, RNR) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She made the passage together with HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Greenfly (T/Lt. D.B. Orr, RNVR). (3)
- ADM 173/15746
- ADM 199/362
- ADM 173/19250
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.