Vessels of the British Pacific Fleet and the Fleet Train

 

Key to symbols & abbreviations:
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P = Photo, B = badge, = Joined after August 15th 1945 or no active service, + = Bar award to medal.

RA = Rear Admiral, VA = Vice Admiral, C in C = Commander in Chief, RAFT= Rear Admiral Fleet Train, COMAT = Commodore Air Train. CLSG = Commander Logistic Support Group, RFA = Royal Fleet Auxiliary  RAN = Royal Australian Navy, RCN = Royal Canadian Navy,

RNZN = Royal New Zealand Navy

 

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Type of Vessel:

Name:

Pennant

Commanding Officer::

Key:

 

 

 

Battleships

ANSON

 

Capt. A. C. G. Madden

P

DUKE OF YORK

(C-in-C, BPF)

 

Capt. A. D. Nicholl, CBE, DSO

P

HOWE

 

Capt. H. W. U. McCall, DSO

P

KING GEORGE V

(VA 2nd in C BPF )

 

Capt. B. B. Schofield, CBE

P

 

 

 

Fleet Aircraft

Carriers

FORMIDABLE

 

Capt. W. G. Andrewes, CBE, DSO

PB

NDEFATIGABLE

R10

Capt. Q. D. Graham, CBE, DSO

P

INDOMITABLE

 

Capt. J. A. S. Eccles, CBE

PB

IMPLACABLE

R86

Capt. C. C. Hughes-Hallett, CBE

PB

VICTORIOUS

R38

Rear Adm. M. M. Denny, CB, CBE

PB

         

 

Light Fleet Aircraft

Carriers

 

 COLOSSUS

 

Capt. G. H. Stokes, CB, DSC

P

GLORY

 

Capt. A. W. Buzzard, DSO, OBE

P

VENERABLE

 

Capt. W. A. Dallmeyer, DSO

P

VENGEANCE

 

Capt. D. M. L. Neame, DSO+

PB

         

 

 

 

 

 

Escort

Aircraft

Carriers

 

ARBITER

R303

Capt. D. H. Everett, DSO, MBE

PB

CHASER

R306

Capt. R. G. Poole

 PB

REAPER  

R324

Cdr. I. T. Dark, OBE

PB

RULER

(R311) A731

Capt. H. P. Currey, OBE

PB

SLINGER

R313

Lt. Cdr. J. G. Hopkins

PB

SPEAKER

R314

Capt. U. H. R. James

PB

STRIKER

(R315)

A460

Capt. W. P. Came  

PB

VINDEX  

R319

Cdr. J. D. L. Williams, DSC

PB

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cruisers

ACHILLES (NZ manned)

 

Capt. F. J. Butler, MBE

PB

ARGONAUT

 

Capt. W. P. McCarthy

PB

BELFAST

 

Capt. R. M. Dick, CBE, DSC

P

BERMUDA

 

Capt. J. S. Bethell, CBE

PB

BLACK PRINCE

 

Capt. G. V. Gladstone

PB

EURYALUS

 

Capt. R. S. Warne, CBE

P

GAMBIA (NZ manned)

 

Capt. R. A. B. Edwards, CBE

PB

NEWFOUNDLAND

 

Capt. R. W. Ravenhill, CBE, DSC

P

ONTARIO (RCN)

 

Capt. H. T. W. Grant, DSO, RCN

P

SWIFTSURE

 

Capt. P. V. McLaughlin

PB

         

 

Fast

Minelayers
 

APOLLO

 

Capt. L. N. Brownfield

PB

ARIADNE

 

Capt. F. B. Lloyd, OBE

PB

MANXMAN

 

Capt. G. Thistleton-Smith, GM

PB

         

 

Destroyer

 Depot Ships

TYNE

 

Capt. S. Boucher

 PB

MONTCLARE

(RA Fleet Train & RA Destroyers) Fleet Train HQ Ship from May 1945

 

Capt. G. W. Hoare-Smith 

P

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destroyers

ALGONQUIN (RCN)

R17

Lt. Cdr. D. W. Piers, DSC,

PB

ARMADA

R14

 Lt. Cdr. R. A. Fell

P

BARFLEUR

R80

Cdr. M. S. Townsend, DSO, OBE, DSC+

PB

CAMPERDOWN

 

Lt. Cdr. J. J. S. Yorke, DSC+

PB

GRENVILLE

R24

Capt. R. G. Onslow, DSO+++

P

HOGUE

R74

Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, DSO+

P

KEMPENFELT

R03

Capt. E. G. McGregor, DSO

P

NAPIER (RAN manned)

 

Capt. H. J. Buchanan, DSO, RAN

P

NEPAL (RAN manned)

G25

Lt. Cdr. C. J. Stephenson, RAN

P

NIZAM (RAN manned)

 

Cdr. C. H. Brooks, RAN

P

NORMAN (RAN manned)

 

Lt. Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN

P

QUADRANT

 

Lt. Cdr. P. C. Hopkins

P

QUALITY

G62

Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn

P

QUEENBOROUGH

 

Cdr. P. L. Saumarez, DSC+

PB

QUIBERON (RAN)

 

Cdr. G. S. Stewart, RAN

P

QUICKMATCH (RAN)

 

Lt. Cdr. 0. H. Becher, DSC+, RAN

P

QUILLIAM

 

Lt. J. R. Stephens

 

TEAZER

R23

Lt. Cdr. T. F. Taylor, DSC

P

TENACIOUS

R45

Lt. Cdr. G. C. Crowley, DSC+

P

TERMAGANT

R89

Lt. Cdr. D. C. Beatty, DSC+

P

TERPSICHORE

R33

Cdr. R. T. White, DSO++

B

TRAFALGAR

R77

Capt. A. F. Pugsiey, CB, DSO++

 

TROUBRIDGE

R 00

Capt. G. F. Burghard

P

TUMULT

R11

Lt. Cdr. A. S. Pomeroy, DSC

P

TUSCAN

R56

Lt. Cdr. P. B. N. Lewis, DSC

P

TYRIAN

R67

Cdr. R. H. Mills

P

ULSTER

R83

Lt. Cdr. R. J. Hanson, DSO, DSC

P

ULYSSES

R69

Lt. Cdr. B. G. B. Bordes, DSC

B

UNDAUNTED

R53

Lt. Cdr. C. E. R. Sharp

P

UNDINE

R42

Cdr. T. C. Robinson, DSC

PB

URANIA

 R05

Lt. Cdr. D. H. P. Gardiner, DSC

 

URCHIN

R99

Lt. Cdr. A. F. Harkness, OBE, DSC, RD, RNR

 

URSA

R32

Cdr. D. B. Wyburd, DSO, DSC

B

WAGER

R98

Lt. Cdr. R. C. Watkin

 

WAKEFUL

R59

Lt. Cdr. G. D. Pound, DSC

 

WESSEX

R78

Lt. Cdr. R. Homcastle

P

WHELP

R37

Cdr. G. A. F.Norfolk

P

WHIRLWIND

R87

Cdr. W. A. F. Hawkins, DSO, OBE, DSC+

P

WIZARD

R72

Lt. Cdr. R. H. Hodgkinson, DSC+

P

WRANGLER

R48

Lt. Cdr. E. G. Warren

PB

         

Auxiliary

A.A. Ship

PRINCE ROBERT (RCN)

 

Capt. W. B. Creery, RCN

P

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sloops

ALACRITY

 

Lt. Cdr. J. Clutton-Baker, DSC

PB

AMETHYST

 

Lt. Cdr. N. Scott-Elliott, DSC+

PB

BLACK SWAN

L57

Lt. Cdr. A. D. C. Inglis

P

CRANE

 

Lt. Cdr. R. G. Jenkins, DSC

B

CYGNET

U38

Lt. Cdr. A. H. Pierce, OBE, RNR

PB

ENCHANTRESS

(Command and HQ Ship, Escorts)

 

Lt. Cdr. A. J. Clemence, RNR

 

ERNE

U 03

Lt. Cdr. P. S. Evans

 

FLAMINGO

L18

Lt. A. TraiU, RNR

PB

HART

 

Cdr. H. F. C. Leftwich

PB

HIND

 

Lt. Cdr. A. D. White, RD, RNR

 

OPOSSUM

 

Lt. Cdr. W. F. Hollins

PB

PHEASANT

U49

Cdr. J. B. Palmer

P

REDPOLE

 

Lt. Cdr. E. J. Lee

B

STARLING

U66

 Lt. Cdr. G. C. Julian, RNZNVR

PB

STORK

U81

Lt. Cdr. D. E. Mansfield, DSC

P

WHIMBREL

U90

Lt. Cdr. N. R. Murch

 

WOODCOCK

U29 

Lt. Cdr. S. J. Parsons, DSC

 

WREN

U28

Cdr. S. R. J. Woods, DSC, RD, RNR

B

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frigates
 

AVON

K97

Cdr. P. G. A. King, DSC, RD, RNR

 

BARLE

K289

Lt. Cdr. J. Duncan, DSC, RNR

 

BIGBURY BAY

K622

Lt. Cdr. G. P. D. Hall, DSC

 

DERG

K257

Lt. Cdr. N. B. J. Stapleton, RD, RNR

 

FINDHORN

K301

Lt. Cdr. J. P. Burnett, RNVR

 

HELFORD

K252

Cdr. C. G. Cuthbertson, DSC, RD, RNR

 

ODZANI

K356

Lt. Cdr. J. N. Burgess, RANVR

 

PARRET

K304

Lt. Cdr. T. Hood, RNR

 

PLYM

K271

Lt. Cdr. A. Foxall, RNR

 

USK

K295

Lt. Cdr. G. B. Medlycott, RNR 

 

VERYAN BAY

K651

Lt. J. S. Brownrigg, DSC

 

WHITESAND BAY

K633

Lt. Cdr. B. C. Longbottom

 

WIDEMOUTH BAY

K615

 Lt. Cdr. J. H. MacAlister, RNVR

 
         

 

Submarine

Depot Ships

 

ADAMANT

 

Capt. B. Bryant, DSO++, DSC

P

BONAVENTURE

 

Capt. W. R. Fell, OBE, DSC

P

MAIDSTONE

 

Capt. L. M. Shadwell

P

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Submarines

SANGUINE

 

Lt. P. C. S. Pritchard, RNR

P

SCOTSMAN

 

Lt. A. H. B. Anderson, DSC, RNR

PB

SEA SCOUT

 

Lt. J. W. Kelly

P

SEA DEVIL

 

Lt. D. W. Mills, DSC

B

SEA NYMPH

 

Lt. M. 1. Usher

 

SELENE

 

Lt. Cdr. H. R. B. Newton, DSC

B

SIDON

 

Lt. H. C. Gowan

P

SLEUTH

 

Lt. K. H. Martin

 

SOLENT

 

Lt. J. D. Martin, DSC

B

SPARK

 

Lt. D. G. Kent

P

SPEARHEAD

 

Lt. R. E. Youngman, DSC, RNR

 

STUBBORN

 

Lt. A. G. Davies

 

STYGIAN

 

Lt. G. S. C. Clarabut, DSO

 

SUPREME

 

Lt. T. E. Barlow

 

TACITURN

 

Lt. Cdr. E. T. Stanley, DSO, DSC

PB

TAPIR

 

Lt. J. C. Y. Roxburgh, DSO, DSC+

B

TAURUS

 

Lt. P. E. Newstead, DSC

 

TERRAPIN

 

Lt. R. H. H. Brunner, DSC+

 

THOROUGH

 

 Lt. A. G. Chandler, DSC, RNR

PB

THULE

 

Lt. Cdr. A. C. G. Mars, DSO, DSC

B

TIPTOE

 

Lt. R. L. Jay

B

TOTEM

 

Lt. Cdr. M. B. St. John, DSC

B

TRENCHANT

 

Lt. J. C. Ogle, DSC

 

TRUMP

 

Lt. A. A. Catlow

 

TUDOR

 

Lt. S. A. Porter, DSC

B

TURPIN

 

Lt. J. S. Stevens, DSO+, DSC

PB

VIRTUE

 

Lt. I. G. Raikes, DSC

B

VORACIOUS

 

Lt. D. R. Wilson, DSC, RANVR

 

VOX

 

Lt. W. E. I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR

 

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fleet Minesweepers

COQUETTE (RCN)

 

Cdr. R. W. D. Thomson, DSC

 

BALLARAT (RAN)

J184

Cdr. N. R. Read, RAN

 

BENDIGO (RAN)

J187

Lt. W. Jackson, RANVR

 

BURNIE (RAN)

J198

Lt. Cdr. E. M. Andrewartha, RANR

 

CAIRNS (RAN)

J183

Lt. C. M. Callow, RANVR

 

CESSNOCK (RAN)

J175

Lt. A. G. Chapman, RANR

 

COURIER: (RCN)

 

Cdr. E. S. Jerome, DSO

 

FELICITY (RCN)

 

Lt. Cdr. H. R. Richards

 

GAWLER (RAN)

J188

Lt. Cdr. J. H. P. Dixon, RANR

 

GERALDTON (RAN)

J178

Cdr. A. J. Travis, RAN

 

GOULBURN (RAN)

J167

Lt. E. K. Connor, RANR

 

HARE

 

Lt. Cdr. J. K. M. Warde, RNVR

 

IPSWICH (RAN)

J186

Lt. R. H. Creasy, DSC, RANR

 

KALGOORLIE (RAN)

J192

Lt. Cdr. J. S.McBryde, RANR

 

LAUNCESTON (RAN)

J179

Lt. Cdr. E. J. Barren, RANR

 

LIBERTY

 

Cdr. J. S. Roe, DSC, RNR

 

LISMORE (RAN)

J145

Lt. K. S. Sutherland, RANVR

 

MARYBOROUGH (RAN)

J195

Lt. Cdr. M. W. Lancaster, RAN

 

MARY ROSE

J360

Lt. D. H. Edieston

P

MICHAEL

 

Lt. Cdr. J. D. Jones

P

MINSTREL

 

Lt. Cdr. E. B. Cutlack, RNR

P

MOON

J329

Lt. J. B. Lamb, DSC
 

 

PIRIE (RAN)

J189

Lt. C. K. Mackenzie, RANVR

 

PROVIDENCE (RCN)

 

Lt. E. G. Mason

 

ROWENA

 

Lt. Cdr. G. C. Hocart, DSC, RNR

 

SEABEAR (RCN)

 

Lt. Cdr. W. A. C. Harvey, RNR

 

TAMWORTH (RAN)

J181

Lt. M. B. Gale, RANR

 

THISBE

 

Cdr. F. A. 1. Kirkpatrick

 

TOOWOOMBA (RAN)

J157

Lt. H. F. Goodwin, RANR

 

WAVE

J385

Lt. Cdr. D. C. Salter

P

WELCOME

J386

Lt. Cdr. T. Gentle, RNR

P

WHYALLA (RAN)

J153

Lt. G. L. B. Parry, RANVR

 

WOLLONGONG (RAN)

J172

Lt. J. Hare, RANR

 

         

Attached Danlayers {Trawlers)

SHILLAY

 

Lt. R. P. Rodriguez, RANVR

 

TRODDAY

 

Lt. H. S. Chisholm, RNVR

 
         

Aircraft Target Ship

LEWES
 

G68

Lt. Cdr. M. H. Grylls, SANF(V)

 
         

Boom Carriers

FERNMOOR

 

Lt. Cdr. E. R. Crone, RNR

 

LEONIAN

 

Cdr. R. F. Graham, RNR

 
         

 

Landing Ships

LOTHIAN

(RAFT) Fleet Train HQ ship until May 1945

 

Capt. G. C. F. Branson, RAN

 

GLENEARN

 

Capt. C. A. G. Hutchison, DSO+

 
         

Fleet Train Accommodation Ships

AORANGI 

     

LANCASHIRE

     
         

 

Repair and Maintenance Ships

ARBUTUS (NZ manned)

(Radio and Radar Repair Ship)

 

Lt. N. D. Blair, RNZNR

PB

ARTIFEX

 

Capt. C. C. Flemming

P

ASSISTANCE

 

Capt. J. H. Young

P

BERRY HEAD

 

Cdr. K. M. Drake, RD, RNR

PB

DILIGENCE

 

Capt. E. H. Hopkinson, OBE

PB

DULLISK COVE

 

Lt. Cdr. G. B. Herbert-Jones, RD, RNR

 

FLAMBOROUGH HEAD

(Escort Maintenance Ship)

 

Lt. Cdr. J. F. Denman

P

KELANTAN

(Minesweeper Maintenance Ship)

 

Cdr. S. P. Herivel, OBE, DSC, RNVR

 

RESOURCE

 

Capt. D. B. O'Connell, CBE

 

SPRINGDALE

(Deperming Ship)

 

Lt. J. S. Seal, RNR

 

         

Command Ship, Logistic Supply Group

AIRE

(CLSG)

 

 

Lt. Cdr. H. 1. S. White, RNR

 
         

 

Air

Maintenance

and Repair Ships

DEER SOUND

 

Capt. R. H. Johnson, DSC

P

PERSEUS

 

Captain G.R. Deverell

PB

PIONEER

(COMAT)

R76

Cdre (2nd Cl.) H. S. Murray-Smith

PB

UNICORN

R72

Capt. C. M. Merewether

PB

         

Air Store Ships

FORT COLVILLE

     

FORT LANGLEY

   

P

         

 

Fleet Oilers

AASE MAERSK

   

 

ARNDALE (RFA)

   

 

BISHOPDALE (RFA)

   

 

CARELIA

   

 

CEDARDALE (RFA)

   

 

DINGLEDALE (RFA)

   

P

DARST CREEK

   

 

EAGLESDALE (RFA)

   

P

GOLDEN MEADOW

   

 

GREEN RANGER (RFA)

   

P

IERE

   

 

LOMA NOVIA

   

 

OLNA

 

Capt. P. L. Williams, RD, RNR

 

RAPIDOL (RFA)

   

 

SAN ADOLFO

   

 

SAN AMADO

   

 

SAN AMBROSIO

   

 

SERBOL (RFA)

   

 

WAVE EMPEROR (RFA)

   

P

WAVE GOVERNOR (RFA)

   

P

WAVE KING (RFA)

   

P

WAVE MONARCH (RFA)

   

P

       

 

 

Water Carriers

EMPIRE CREST

   

P

BROWN RANGER (RFA)

   

P

VACPORT

   

 

SEVEN SISTERS

 

 

P

         

 

Distilling Ships

BACCHUS (RFA)

   

PB

STAGPOOL

     
         

Net Layer

GUARDIAN

 

Capt. R. D. Binks, OBE, RD, RNR

PB

         

 

Salvage Vessels

KING SALVOR

 

Lt. R. H. A. Adams, RNVR

 

SALVESTOR

 

 

 

SALVICTOR

 

Lt. Cdr. W. J. Harvey, RNR

 
         

 

Hospital Ships

EMPIRE CLYDE

   

P

GERUSALEMME

   

P

MAUNGANUI

   

P

OXFORDSHIRE

   

P

TJITJALENGKA

   

P

VASNA

   

P

         

Armament Store Carriers and Issuing Ships

CORINDA

     

DARVEL

     

GUDRUN MAERSK

(Danish ship under Ministry of War Transport 1940-1946)

     

HERMELIN

     

HERON

     

KHETI 

     

KOLA 

     

KISTNA 

   

P

PACHECO

     

PRINCE DE LIEGE

     

PRINCESS MARIA PIA

     

PROME (Mine Issue Ship)

     

ROBERT MAERSK

     

THYRA S

     
         

 

Naval Store Carriers and Issuing Ships

BOSPHORUS

     

CITY OF DIEPPE

     

GLENARTNEY

     

FORT PROVIDENCE

     

FORT WRANGELL

     

HICKORY BURN

     

HICKORY DALE

     

HICKORY GLEN

     

HICKORY STREAM

     

JAARSTROOM

     

MARUDU

     

SAN ANDRES

     

SLESVIG

     
         

 

Victualling

Store Carriers and Issuing Ships
 

FORT ALABAMA

   

 

FORT CONSTANTINE

   

P

FORT DUNVEGAN

   

P

FORT EDMONTON

   

P

         

Collier

EDNA

     
         

 

Tugs

EMPRESS

     

EMPIRE SAM

     

INTEGRITY

W14

 

P

LARIAT

W17

Lt., G.W.Reakes RNR

P

JOSEPHINE

 

   

WEASEL

W120

   
         

 

Floating Docks

AFD 17

   

PB

AFD 18

   

PB

AFD 20

   

PB

         

 

Shore Establishments

and Air Stations

BEACONSFIELD (Melbourne)

 

Lt. Cdr. M. Gibbs, RNVR
 

 

FURNEAUX (Brisbane)

 

Cdr. J. F. Steemson

 

GOLDEN HIND (Sydney)

 

Capt. H. B. Crane

PB

NABBINGTON (MONAB I)

(Nowra, NSW)

 

Cdr. C. A. Nunnerley

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal navy'

P

NABBERLEY (MONAB II)

(Sydney)

 

Cdr. E. P. F. Atkinson

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

P

NABTHORPE (MONAB III)

(Sydney)

 

Cdr. (A) E.W. Kenton 

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

P

NABARON (MONAB IV)

(Ponam, Admiralty Islands)

 

Capt.A.N.C. BINGLEY

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy

PB

NABSWICK (MONAB V)

(Jervis Bay, NSW)

 

Capt. H. G. Dickinson D.S.C.

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

P

NABSTOCK (MONAB VI  (Maryborough, Qld)

 

Capt. H.V.P. McClintock D.S.C.

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

P

NABREEKIE (MONAB VII)

(Brisbane)

 

Cap t. F.P. Frai RNVR

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

PB

NABCATCHER (MONAB VIII)

(Kai Tak, Hong Kong)

 

Capt.  V.N. Surtees D.S.O.

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy

PB

NABROCK (MONAB IX)

(Singapore)

 

Capt  J.S.C. Salter D.S.C, O.B.E

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

P

NABSFORD (TAMY I)

(Brisbane)

 

Capt. B. J. L. Rogers Tillstone

External Link to 'A History of the Mobile Airfields of the Royal Navy'

P

PEPYS (Manus, Admiralty Islands)

 

Capt. H. F. Waight, OBE

 

WOOLOOMOOLOO (Sydney)

 

Cdr. J. D. Stevenson

 

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