HMS Stoke City (FY 232)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||6 Dec 1934|
Completed in January 1935.
Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Stoke City (FY 232)
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|1||Skr. Albert Robinson, RNR||22 Jan 1940||18 Mar 1940|
|2||K P D Thomas, RNR||18 Mar 1940||Apr 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Norman Carlyle Hurst Scallan, RNR||Apr 1940||22 Aug 1940|
|4||T/Lt. Henry Donald Williams, RNR||28 Aug 1940||3 Mar 1942|
|5||Lt. Donovan Peter Piggford, RNR||3 Mar 1942||4 Jan 1943|
|6||T/Lt. William Garroway Aird, RCNVR||4 Jan 1943||29 Jan 1943|
|7||T/Lt. John Enda Bernard Healy, RNVR||29 Jan 1943||11 Sep 1943|
|8||T/Lt. John Patrick Pickard Tyndall, RNVR||11 Sep 1943||3 Mar 1945|
|9||T/Lt. John Wilson Murray, RNVR||3 Mar 1945|
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Notable events involving Stoke City include:
24 Jun 1940
HMS Diana (Lt.Cdr. E.G. Le Geyt, RN) departed Scapa Flow in the evening for Aberdeen where she joined the transports Lochnagar (1523 GRT, built 1906) and store carrier Kylebrook (870 GRT, built 1927) and their escorts the Auxiliary A/S trawler HMS Stoke City (Lt.Cdr. N.C.H. Scallan, RNR) and the M/S trawler HMS Whitethorn (Lt. W.G.H. Bolton, RNR).
The next day Kylebrook and HMS Whitethorn were detached off Scapa Flow and entered that place.
The remaining ships continued on to Lerwick where they arrived in the afternoon of the 25th.
HMS Diana then departed for Scapa Flow where she arrived at 2130/25.
20 May 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) conducted A/S exercises at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Derwent (Cdr. R.H. Wright, DSC, RN), HMS Bleasdale (Lt. P.B.N. Lewis, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (T/Lt. M.W. Bond, RNVR) and HMS Stoke City (Lt. D.P. Piggford, RNR). (1)
10 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Stoke City (Lt. D.P. Piggford, RNR), HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). (2)
- File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17407
- ADM 173/17408
- ADM 173/19315
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.