Allied Warships

HMS Shapinsay (T 176)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 176 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered13 Sep 1940 
Laid down19 Nov 1940 
Launched29 Mar 1941 
Commissioned6 Sep 1941 
End service 
HistorySold on 10 August 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Shapinsay (T 176)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Wilfred Sidney Flowers, RNR8 Sep 1941Nov 1943
2T/Lt. Oliver Lawton Payne, RNVRNov 1943Jan 1944
3T/Lt. Roland Murgatroyd, RNVRJan 1944Feb 1945
4R M Black, RNVRFeb 19451 Jul 1945
5T/Lt. John Leonard Caley, KRNVR1 Jul 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Shapinsay include:


5 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR). (1)

6 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Pladda (T/Lt. P.T. Lovelock, DSC, RNVR), HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR), HMS Thyme (T/Lt. A.R. Mackay, RNZNVR) and HMS Lord Austin (Lt. N.P. McLeod, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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