HMS Milford Countess (FY 564)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||J.P. Rennoldson & Sons Ltd. (South Shields, U.K.)|
|Launched||19 Nov 1918|
Completed on 20 January 1919.
Returned to her owner in April 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Milford Countess (FY 564)
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|1||Ch.Skr. Peter David Polson, RD, RNR||25 Aug 1939||17 Feb 1940|
|2||T/Skr. Edward Ward Oxborough, RNR||17 Feb 1940||31 Dec 1940|
|3||T/A/S.Lt. Raymond Henry Vallings, RNR||31 Dec 1940||Dec 1941|
|4||T/Lt. Harry Leslie Watts, RNVR||Dec 1941||early 1942|
|5||T/S.Lt. Raymond Henry Vallings, RNR||early 1942||Jul 1942|
|6||E G Staples, RNR||Jul 1942||29 Jun 1943|
|7||W H Porter, RNR||29 Jun 1943||late 1943|
|8||T/Lt. Raymond Henry Vallings, RNR||late 1943||18 Feb 1944|
|9||T/Lt. Donald Francis Fell, RNVR||18 Feb 1944||mid 1944|
|10||T/S.Lt. Walter Eden-Smith, RNVR||mid 1944||Dec 1944|
|11||W H Porter, RNR||Dec 1944||early 1945|
|12||T/S.Lt. Walter Eden-Smith, RNVR||early 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Milford Countess include:
11 Feb 1941
HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, DSO, RN) departed Tobruk for Benghazi escorting the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Arthur Cavanagh (Skr. T.W. Kirby, RNR) and HMS Milford Countess (T/A/S.Lt. R.H. Vallings, RNR). At Benghazi the harbour had to be cleared of mines.