Allied Warships

HMS Pelton

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched4 Sep 1925 
CommissionedAug 1939 
Lost24 Dec 1940 
History

Completed on 10 October 1925.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 358 tons.

HMT Pelton (Skr. John Alexander Sutherland, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S-28 off Great Yarmouth on 24 December 1940.

 

Commands listed for HMS Pelton

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1Skr. John Alexander Sutherland, RNR11 Nov 1939mid/late40

2Skr. John Alexander Sutherland, DSC, RNRlate 194024 Dec 1940 (+)

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Notable events involving Pelton include:


18 May 1940

Operation Quixote.

Cutting of underwater telephone lines between Scandinavia and the U.K.

On 18 May 1940 the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Cape Melville (Ch.Skr. A. Flaws, RNR), HMS Grampian (Lt.Cdr. A. Longmuir, RNR), HMS James Lay (Skr. W.H. Makings, RNR), HMS Milford Princess (T/Skr. J.W. Cook, RNR), HMS Milford Queen (T/Skr. F.J. Burgess, RNR) and HMS Pelton (Skr. J.A. Sutherland, RNR) departed Harwich to cut underwater telephone cables. They were escorted by the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr.(Emgy.) D.F. Beattie, RN). Cover for the operation was provided by the destroyers HMS Jackal (Cdr. T.M. Napier, RN), HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) and HMS Javelin (Cdr. A.F. Pugsley, RN).


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