HMS Lydiard (FY 177)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||4 Feb 1935|
Completed in February 1935.
Sold in January or February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Lydiard (FY 177)
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|1||Skr. Alexander Robertson Milne, RNR||23 Oct 1939||9 Feb 1940|
|2||Skr. William Richard Alward Hicks, RNR||9 Feb 1940||2 Apr 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Kenneth Currie, RNR||2 Apr 1940||5 Oct 1940|
|4||Lt. David Mirylees Gibb, RNR||5 Oct 1940||Sep 1941|
|5||T/Lt. Francis Albert Seward, RNR||Sep 1941||mid 1944 ?|
|6||T/Lt. Ronald Charles Jordan, RNVR||mid 1944||Nov 1944|
|7||A/Ch.Skr. (A/Skr.Lt.) Alfred Walter Craig, DSC, RNR||Nov 1944||early 1945|
|8||T/Skr. Alexander Gordon Wignall, RNR||early 1945|
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Notable events involving Lydiard include:
2 Oct 1941
The destroyer HMAS Vendetta (Lt.Cdr. C.J. Stephenson, RAN) and corvette HMS Hyacinth (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, DSC, RNR) departed Haifa for an A/S search as the A/S trawler HMS Lydiard (T/Lt. F.A. Seward, RNR) had attacked an A/S contact earlier in the day with possible success.
No further A/S contact was obtained and the hunt was abandoned the following day with HMAS Vendetta and HMS Hyacinth returning to Haifa. (1)
- ADM 199/415 + ADM 199/2546 + Report of proceedings of HMAS Vendetta for November 1941
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.