Allied Warships

HMS King Sol (FY 235)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 235 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Jul 1936 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in September 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 468 or 486 tons.

Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium in 1961.


Commands listed for HMS King Sol (FY 235)

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1Ch.Skr. Magnus Andrew Smith, RNR16 Oct 193924 Oct 1939
2Cdr. (retired) Napier Robert Peploe, OBE, RN24 Oct 1939Feb 1940

3Lt. Thomas Tod Euman, RN14 Mar 194020 Sep 1940
4T/Lt. Albert William James, RNR20 Sep 19401 Jan 1941
5T/Lt. Graham Frederick Shove, RCNVR1 Jan 194115 Nov 1941
6Lt. Phillips Almond Read, RNR15 Nov 1941Sep 1943
7T/Lt. Kenneth Chris Martin, RNVRSep 1943early 1945
8T/Lt. Herbert Harold Russell, RNVRearly 1945

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Notable events involving King Sol include:

8 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Llandudno (T/Lt. E.M. Betts, RNR), HMS King Sol (Lt. P.A. Read, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17244

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

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