HMS Kelt (FY 112)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||29 Dec 1936|
Completed in February 1937.
Sold in 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Kelt (FY 112)
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|1||Skr. William McKenzie Smith, RNR||17 Oct 1939||28 Jan 1941|
|2||T/Lt. William Thomason Hodson, RNVR||28 Jan 1941||mid 1941|
|3||T/S.Lt. Stuart Creer Callister, RNVR||mid 1941||19 Apr 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Kenneth Prat Alliston, RANVR||19 Apr 1942||21 Aug 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Stanley Grant Fowler, RNR||21 Aug 1942||Oct 1942|
|6||T/Lt. George Beaumont Butler, RNVR||Oct 1942||mid 1944|
|7||T/Lt. James Taylor, RNVR||mid 1944|
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Notable events involving Kelt include:
5 Mar 1940
HMS Kelt (Skr. W.McK. Smith, RNR), while returning from the 'outer patrol' to Freetown, obtained an A/S contact. HMS Spaniard (Lt.Cdr. F.J. Webster, RNR), which was on the 'inner patrol' came to assist. Depth charge attacks were carried out by the trawlers. HMS Dainty (Cdr. M.S. Thomas, RN) was sailed from Freetown to assist. Aircraft were also ordered to proceed to the scene as was HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. R.C. Harry, RN) from the 'outer patrol'. (1)
7 Mar 1942
HMS Kelt (T/Lt. S.C. Callister, RNR) picks up 24 survivors from the Norwegian tanker Sydhav that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-505 south-west of Freetown in position 04°47'N, 14°57'W.
- ADM 199/380
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.