HMS Islay (T 172)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||27 May 1940|
|Laid down||18 Nov 1940|
|Launched||10 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Jun 1941|
|History||Sold in October 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Islay (T 172)
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|1||Ch.Skr. Thomas Donovan, RNR||28 May 1941||late 1941|
|2||Skr. John Clements Ross, RNR||late 1941||mid 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Cyril Henry Lovell Clarke, RNR||mid 1942||16 Dec 1942|
|4||T/Skr. Alexander Ninian Mace, RNR||16 Dec 1942||Mar 1943|
|5||T/Skr. Robert Milligan, RNR||Mar 1943||Sep 1943|
|6||Skr. Oswin Jinks, RNR||Sep 1943||May 1945|
|7||T/A/Skr.Lt. Stephen Summers, RNR||May 1945||early 1946|
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Notable events involving Islay include:
17 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)
21 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR), HMS Wells (Lt.Cdr. E.J. Lee, RN), HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)
28 Jun 1942
HMS Islay (Lt. C.H.L. Clarke, RNR) picks up 15 survivors from the British merchant Zealand that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 14 miles south-southwest of Haifa in position 32°27'N, 34°43'E.
10 Aug 1942
The Italian submarine Scirè was sunk off Haifa by the British trawler HMS Islay (Lt. C.H.L. Clarke, RNR).
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)