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HMS Quail The HMS Quail was launched on the 1st June 1942, her motto was 'I will be prompt at a signal'. She was damaged by a mine off Bali on the 15th November 1943. She sank under tow on the 18th May 1944. Further information... 111293
HMS Relonzo This vessel was mined and sunk off Liverpool in January 1941. 60306
HMS River Clyde The HMS River Clyde was one of approximately 260 trawlers lost in action from September 1939 through to May 1945 - from the northern seas off Norway to the eastern seaboard of North America, the Far East, Africa and... 61660
HMS Roche Bonne This vessel, a naval trawler, was sunk by aircraft off the Lizard, Cornwall on 7 April 1941. 41228
HMS Rutlandshire Built in 1936, HMS Rutlandshire was taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939. Displacement: 458 tons. She was sunk by German aircraft off Namsos, Norway on 20 April 1940. 40487
HMS Sarnia HMS Sarnia was an Armed Boarding Steamer (1,400 gross tons) which was sunk by a submarine in the Mediterranean on 12 September 1918. 41298
HMS Sheffield HMS Sheffield (D80) was a Type 42 Guided Missile Destroyer laid down by Vickers Shipbuilding and Engineering at Barrow-in-Furness on 15 January 1970, launched on 10 June 1971 and commissioned on 16 February 1975. The... 60357
HMS Silicia HMS Silicia was commissioned by the Admiralty in August 1939. She was launched on the 27th of November 1912. She was mined and sunk, off the Humber, on 8 May 1941. 112490
HMS Stronghold HMS Stronghold  was a Royal Naval Destroyer, built at Scotts of Greenock for the Admiralty. She was sunk at the Battle of the Java Sea on 2 March 1942. 110425
HMS Thames HMS Thames was a Mersey-class protected cruiser built, for the Royal Navy, by the Pembroke Dockyard and launched in 1885. Initially serving as a port guard ship at Queenstown In 1903 she was converted into a submarine... 113543
HMS Tiercel HMS Tiercel was a Royal Navy Armed yacht built by Henry Robb Ltd (Leith) in 1913 and laid up in 1945.     107413
HMS Titania HMS Titania was originally built as a merchant ship of 5250 tons (initially intended for the Austrians) and launched March 1915 by the Clyde Shipbuilding Company at Glasgow. She was commandeered by the Admiralty and... Yes 8974
HMS Trouncer HMS Trouncer was built by Seattle-Tacoma in Seattle in 1943 and originally named USS Perdido. She was transferred to the Royal Navy in 1944 as an escort carrier. After the war she was returned to the US Navy and sold... 8688
HMS Ullswater HMS Ullswater was sunk by a German motor torpedo boat in the Channel on 9 November 1942. 41225
HMS Victorious HMS Victorious was built by Vickers Armstrong, Newcastle. Laid down 4 May 1937, she was launched on 14 September 1939 and commissioned 15 May 1941. She encountered and attacked the Bismarck just nine days later, and... 23100
HMS Victory HMS Victory was launched in 1765.  In 1805 she was the flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar. In 1824 she became a harbour ship. From 1889 to 1904 she was fitted out as a Telegraphy School. During the First World War... 113469
HMS Vivacious Launched by Yarrow Shipbuilders Scotstoun. in 1917 and commissioned in the same year. During the Dunkirk evacuation made five trips to the beaches.She was reconstructed as a Long Range Escort vessel in 1942 and broken... 60336
HMS Wakeful On 29 May 1940 HMS Wakeful was torpedoed and sunk by German motor torpedo boat S-30 while participating in the evacuation of French, English and Belgian troops off Dunkirk; 650 men were lost. 23103
HMS Welshman HMS Welshman was built by Hawthorn Leslie and launched on 4 September 1940. She served in the Mediterranean Fleet and supported Malta during the long seige as a supply vessel; her role is featured in the film The Malta... 8686
HMS Whirlwind A Destroyer launched in 1917, and commissioned in 1918. HMS Whirlwind was torpedoed and sunk on 5 July 1940 by the German submarine U-34 120 miles west of Lands End. 36839
HMS Worcestershire HMS Worcestershire was originally a passenger ship, but was requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an armed merchant cruiser in 1939. The Worcestershire was damaged by a U-boat on 3rd April 1941. It survived,... 23359
HMS Wren The HMS Wren, built by Yarrow Shipbuilders Ltd, Glasgow was sunk by German dive bombers in the Atlantic in 1940. 52156
HMS Wyvern HMS Wyvern, also spelled HMS Wivern, was launched at the Isle of Wight in 1919. Following its early service, the destroyer was in reserve for a number of years, being recommissioned in 1939. In May 1940, the Wyvern's... 105152
HMT Arctic Hunter The HMT Arctic Hunter, originally the fishing trawler Capel H17, was built in Hull and requisitioned by the Admiralty in 1939 in order to serve as a minesweeper. Following the Second World War, on returning to trawling... 66776
HMT Crestflower HMT Crestflower came under attack by German aircraft and was lost in the English Channel on 19 July 1940. There is more information available online, including a website dedicated to the history of German U-boats, and... 20293
HMT Lochiel HMT Lochiel was a naval trawler which was either torpedoed or struck a mine and sank in the North Sea on 24 July 1918. 104722
HMY Zarefah Originally built as the Maretanza V for Sir John Denison-Pender. In 1914, she was hired by the Royal Navy and equipped for minesweeping duties The HMY Zarefah struck a mine, on the 8th May 1917, and sank in the North... 111572
Halcyon Boat - HalcyonReg. 1920 No. SY 15217.3ft keelMast and lug sail4.86 ton 7 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Malcolm Smith, BragarBuilder - John Maclennan (Scodaidh), Kirkibost Reg. closed 20-09-1930; not... 39830
Handy The Handy SY555 was a beautiful boat which was skippered by Berri, 27 Gravir. She was taken over by the Navy during the War and was used as a harbour service boat, on the mainland. The owners were paid for the use of... 11037
Handy Boat - HandyReg. 1934 No. SY 12ft keelMast and lug sail1.25 ton 3 man crewLine fishing and creels Owner/Skipper - Norman Mackenzie (Goug), 6 TobsonNew owner 1946 John Macdonald (Iain 'an Sciotam), 9 TobsonNew Owner 1949... 39751

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