HMS Titania (F 32)
Submarine Depot Ship
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Type||Submarine Depot Ship|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Clyde Shipbuilding Co. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Launched||4 Mar 1915|
Displacement: 5250 tons.
Based in home waters during the Second World War.
Scrapped at Faslane in September 1949.
Commands listed for HMS Titania (F 32)
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|1||Cdr. Jocelyn Slingsby Bethell, RN||28 Apr 1938||27 Apr 1940|
|2||Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN||1 Jul 1940||14 Aug 1940|
|3||Capt. Philip Ruck-Keene, RN||14 Aug 1940||9 Sep 1940|
|4||Capt. Hugh Meynell Cyril Ionides, RN||9 Sep 1940||Dec 1941|
|5||Cdr. Harold Robson Conway, RN||Dec 1941||12 Jun 1942|
|6||Cdr. Geoffrey Mainwaring Sladen, DSO, DSC, RN||12 Jun 1942||early 1943|
|7||Cdr. (retired) William Richmond Fell, DSC, OBE, RN||early 1943||18 Jan 1944|
|8||Cdr. (retired) Thomas Bennett Brunton, DSC, RN||18 Jan 1944||8 Mar 1944|
|9||A/Cdr. (retired) Sydney Pengelly, RN||early 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Titania include:
6 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN), HMS H 32 (Lt. J. Whitton, RN), HMS P 614 (Lt. D.J. Beckley, RN) conducted practice attacks on a convoy made up of the submarine tenders HMS Cyclops (Capt. R.L.M. Edwards, RN), HMS Titania (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) and their escort HMS Breda (Capt.(Retd.) A. E. Johnston, RN), HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Dobson, RNR) and HMS Boarhound (Skr. S.G. Jinks, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/17201 + ADM 53/116690
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.