HMS St Tudno. Note the gun on her fore and aft decks and the ship based barrage balloon behind.


St Tudno

Built by:                               Fairfield Govan, Glasgow. (Yard No 618)
Built for:                              Liverpool & North Wales Steamship Company Liverpool.
Launched:                           2nd February 1926.
Engine:                                4 steam turbines SR geared to 2 shafts.
Weight:                                2326 Gross Tons,
Length:                                 319 feet
Breadth:                               44.1 feet
Draft:                                     9 feet. 
Speed:                                  19 knots.
Number of Passengers:     2,943
Requisitioned:                     September 1939              
Returned to owner:           1947
Scrapped:                            Withdrawn from service at the end of 1962 season and broken up at Ghent 19th April 1963.)

Pre 1939. St Tudno was an excursion ship which sailed between Liverpool and Llandudno/Menai Bridge, a hundred mile round journey.

September 1939 Requisitioned by the Admiralty and converted to an Armed Boarding Vessel.

28 May 1940.HMS St Tudno participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk rescuing and estimated 4,000 troops.

June 1940.  ST TUDNO (Cdr J C Collie) was at Chatham.

15 Dec 40. Frederick Bullen, Act/Leading Seaman, C/J 16867 Royal Navy (H.M.S. St. Tudno.) aged 46, died.

June 1941. Under conversation to a Depot Ship for minesweepers which were based at Queenborough, Kent, England. A depot ship is an auxiliary ship used as a mobile or fixed base for submarines, destroyers, minesweepers, fast attack craft, landing craft, or other small ships with similarly limited space for maintenance equipment and crew dining, berthing and relaxation.

1 July 1941. Arrived at Queenborough as Depot Ship for the Minesweepers.

From ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, 1 July 1941, Sheerness, Minesweeping depot ship - ST TUDNO (Capt P. S. Smith) at Sheppey.

January 1942. From ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, Sheerness, Base ship - WILDFIRE at Sheerness. Minesweeping Depot Ship - ST TUDNO at Queenborough Pier, Isle of Sheppey.

15 April 1943 HMS St Tudno moved temporarily to Holehaven (Canvy Island).

The Navy Land Base at Queenborough change of name from HMS St Tudno to HMS Wildfire III.

22 March 1944. THORNTON, Henry A, Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 180327, St Tudno, DOWS. (Died of Wounds)

October and November 1944. HMS St Tudno was at the Scheldt Estuary where Queenborough Minesweepers gained high praise and many medals when they cleared the Scheldt Estuary of mines.

November 1944 to March 1945.  St Tudno with the Queenborough, Minesweepers was working off the Dutch coast and clearing passages into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder.

Many of the commendations the crews of the Queenborough Minesweeper received concluded “and by so doing shortening the war.

May 1945. HMS St Tudno was back at Queenborough.



 

 

 

 

WILLIAM HENRY VINE

Barry Vine, son of William Henry Vine, Petty Officer, Engineer, who served on board HMS St Tudno tells us about his Dad.

William Henry Vine was a mechanic who worked on the engines and Axillary engines of HMS St Tudno and the MMS (Motor Mine Sweepers) and BYMS (British Yard Mine Sweepers) which accompanied her in her mammoth task of clearing the mines from the coast of Europe, particularly the Scheldt and opening up the Port of Antwerp. William, while on the St Tudno went on to clear the mines from the Dutch Ports, opening them up for ships carrying food for a starving Dutch population.

While off Cherbourg, which was still occupied by the Germans, William recalls bullets hitting his ship.

As a mechanic, although based on the St Tudno, William was transferred from one minesweeper after another to undertake mechanical repairs.

William recollects that after a mine exploded, the Captain was often asked, “Permission to pick up a fry?” The fish killed by the explosion were recovered and fish and chips were on the menu for tea that night.

Captain Hopper had a Morris 8 car and more than once William was asked to undertake repairs to it.

The St Tudno was part of Operation Fortitude, sweeping mines to mislead the German high command as to the location of the invasion. Operation Fortitude was to create the impression that an invasion was aimed at the Pas de Calais.

Barry, Williams son, when a young boy, went on board St Tudno and met Captain Hopper.

Now the St Tudno had a problem… To entertain Barry, he would be given a wellington boot and go around walloping the cockroaches.

HMS ST TUDNO arriving at Terneuzen. Scheldt Estuary, Netherlands.

 ST TUDNO
Minesweeper Depot Ship at Queenborough.

When the Accommodation/Depot ship arrived at the Naval Base, HMS Wildfire II at Queenborough in July 1941, the name of the base changed to that of the ship, HMS St Tudno.

HMS St Tudno was named after Saint Tudno who is the patron saint of Llandudno (also named after St Tudno.)

 


AWARDS AND CITATIONS WON BY OFFICERS AND MEN ON HMS ST TUDNO.
MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. DSM, Distinguished Service Medal. DSC, Distinguished Service Cross. DSO, Distinguished Service Order. T, Temporary. (Temporary meant for the duration of the War) A, Acting (Usually preceded being made up to the higher rank.) Lt, Lieutenant. Lt-Com, Lieutenant Commander. RNVR, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. CPO, Chief Petty Officer. PO, Petty Officer. MSF, Minesweeping Flotilla.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches.
BARRETT, Gordon, C/JX260440, Coder, 3 Apr 45, MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the
Scheldt estuary of mines Sep-Nov 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches.
BOX, John William, Lt RNVR 3 Apr 45, MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the Scheldt estuary of mines Sep-Nov 1944.

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross. 
BOYCE, Herbert, Lt-Com. A/Electrical, RNVR. 3 Apr 45. DSC awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the Scheldt estuary of mines Sep-Nov 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches.
CLAPHAM, John Arthur, C/JX262912, Signalman. 3 Apr 45, MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches.
DALBY, Ernest Robert, A/Lt Cdr RNR. 4 Sep 45, MID awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland.

2 Jun 43 MID (second) Minesweeping MID awarded Birthday Honours.

DSM, Distinguished Service Medal.
EACOTT, Francis James, C/MX71389, PO Wireman. 3 Apr 45, Minesweeping - DSM awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches and DSC, Distinguished Service Cross. 
GILLING, John Phillips, T/A/Lt Cdr RNR 11 Jun 42. Minesweeping. MID awarded King's Birthday Honours 1942.

1 Jan 43, DSC awarded New Year Honours 1943. 3 Apr 45

3 Apr 45, Second MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.      

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches.     
GILROY, Frederick William, T/A/Lt Cdr RNR. 2 Jun 43, Minesweeping MID awarded King's Birthday Honours 1943.

13 Feb 45. 101st Minesweeping Flotilla MID awarded for courage and skill in minesweeping operations during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy - Operation Neptune.

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross and MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
GREEN, John, T/A/Lt Cdr RNR, 1 Jan 44, Minesweeping - DSC awarded Ney Year Honours 1944.

3 Apr 45. MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
GILROY, Frederick William, T/A/Lt Cdr RNR. 2 Jun 43 Minesweeping - First MID awarded King's Birthday Honours 1943.

13 Feb 45, 101st MSF, MID awarded for courage and skill in minesweeping operations during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy - Op Neptune.

DSO, Distinguished Service Order and MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
HOPPER, Humphrey Greenwood, A/Captain RN. 9 Dec 44, DSO. Minesweeping - DSO awarded for distinguished service in hazardous minesweeping operations in the mouth of the Scheldt and the Approaches to Ostend.

4 Sep 45, MID awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland. Op Fireball.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
JESSHOPE, Amos Wilfred, C/LX20966. CPO Steward. 3 Apr 45, MID. Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
JOHNSON, George Stanley, LT/JX194152. Telegraphist. 3 Apr 45 MID. Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
JOLLY, Leonard, T/A/Lt Cdr RNVR. 7 Sep 45, DSC. Minesweeping - DSC awarded for courage, skill and devotion to duty in HM Minesweepers in clearing the German Skaggerak mine barrier. Op Cleaver.

BEM, British Empire Medal. 
LEE, Ronald Douglas,C/MX65247. PO Wireman. HMS St Tudno (Sheerness) for HMT Ebor Wyke (M/S) 8 Jun 44, BEM (British Empire Medal, awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown.) Minesweeping - BEM awarded in King's Birthday Honours for putting out a fire on board his ship.

DSM, Distinguished Service Medal. 
LUFF, William Henry, C/MX97188, Leading Wireman. 3 Apr 45, DSM. Minesweeping - DSM awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches four times plus DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
MOTSON, Norman Wingfield, T/A/Lt Cdr RNVR. HMT Ben Glas, 11 Jun 42. MID. Minesweeping - First MID awarded King's Birthday Honours 1942.

HMT Ben Glas, 1 Jan 43, MID. Second MID awarded New Year Honours 1943.

MMS 29. 14 Nov 44, MID. Third MID awarded for Op Neptune. (The Royal Navy side of D-day.)

HMS St Tudno. 3 Apr 45. MID. Fourth MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of September to November 1944.

HMS St Tudno. 4 Sep 45.  DSC awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland.

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
Pictor, James Douglas, Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.. DSC. 01.07.1941. HMS St Tudno (minesweeper depot, Sheerness) (for minesweeping duties)

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
PISANI. N. L. J. Lieut.-Com, DSO, DSC. Lieut.-Com, Pisani was on the Scoot, (Dutch, flat bottomed boat) the Patria at Dunkirk. Admiralty,  7th June, 1940, DSC. The KING has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following reward for good services in the withdrawal of the Allied Armies from the beaches at Dunkirk: Lieutenant-Commander Neville Lionel John Pisani, D.S.C., Royal Navy (Retired)

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
POUNDER, Reginald Deighton, P/MX66903, Chief Motor Mechanic Fourth Class, 4 Sep 45, MID. Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland.

DSM, Distinguished Service Medal. 
POWELL, Calvert William, C/J113341, Yeoman of Signals. 3 Apr 45 DSM. Minesweeping - DSM awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches three times  plus DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
ROE, John Stanley, T/Lt RNR (later T/Cdr RNR) HMY Aronia, 1 Jan 41. MID. Minesweeping - First MID awarded New Year Honours 1941.

HMS St Tudno, 1 Jan 42. MID. Second MID awarded New Year Honours 1942.

HMS St Tudno, 11 Jun 42 DSC. DSC awarded King's Birthday Honours 1942.

HMS Liberty (Algerine Class M/S, now T/Cdr RNR) 13 Nov 45 MID. Third MID awarded for devotion to duty and outstanding endurance during mine clearance operations which entailed the working of very long hours in the Elbe and Weser rivers over the period March-June 1945.

DSM, Distinguished Service Medal. 
SLATER, Owen George, C/MX52808, CPO Writer. 4 Sep 45. DSM. Minesweeping - DSM awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
TURNER, Douglas Harry, C/LDX4739. A/Yeoman of Signals. 4 Sep 45 MID. Minesweeping - MID awarded for courage and determination while serving in HM Minesweepers in clearing a passage into Rotterdam, Yjmuiden and Den Helder thereby making possible the swift relief of Holland.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches twice plus DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.

WHITE, James Thomson, WS2780. A/Skipper Lt RNR. HMT Larch (M/S) 11 Jul 40. MID. Minesweeping - First MID awarded for distinguished service.

HMS St Tudno. 11 Jun 42. DSC. DSC awarded in King's Birthday Honours 1942.

HMS St Tudno. 3 Apr 45. Second MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

MID, Mentioned in Dispatches. 
WOODS, Cecil Giffard, P/MX67527. Chief Motor Mechanic (L). 3 Apr 45 MID. Minesweeping - MID awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

DSC, Distinguished Service Cross.
WRIGHT, Bernard Joseph Maxwell, A/Lt Cdr RNVR. 3 Apr 45 DSC. Minesweeping - DSC awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

DSM, Distinguished Service Medal. 
WILLIAMS, Ernest, C/JX216194, Coder. 3 Apr 45. DSM. Minesweeping - DSM awarded for great gallantry and endurance in clearing the estuary of the Scheldt of mines during the period of October to November 1944.

OFFICERS from the Navy List AUGUST 1940
Commander, RNR. J. C. Collie (ret). 8 Jan 40
Commander, RNR. P. O. Davis, RD. 5 Sept 39.
Lieut-Com.  C. W. E. Corlett (ret).  May 40.
Lieutenant, E. W. Arkle (ret) 24 Apr 40.
Lieut-Com(E) L. J. Fox (ret) 3 June40.
Temp. Lieut. (E), RNR, M. Inglis,  Oct 39.
Shipt. Lieut – Com. H. R. Lillicrap (ret). 15 Jan 40.
Temp Sub-Lieut (E) RNR. I. G. Bowle,  Oct 39.
Temp Sub-Lieut (E) RNR. A. Gardner. Oct 39.
Wt. Engineer, R. H. Wright (ret) 24 Apr 40.

OFFICERS from the Navy List June 41
Only one officer listed. This was when the St Tudno was being converted to a Depot/Accommodation Vessel.
Lieut-Com. N. L. J. Pisani. DSO, DSC. 22 Feb 41.

OFFICERS from the Navy List Aug 41
Captain, P. S. Smith, 30 June 41
Lieut.-Com, N. L. J. Pisani, DSO, DSC. 22 Feb 41.
Lieut.-Com.  C. G. K. Hayhoe (ret), 1 June 41.

OFFICERS from the Navy List Feb 1942
Captain, P. S. Smith. 30 June 41
Secretary Temp. Paym. Lieut.  J. Wharton, 20 Feb 40
Lieut.-Com.  J. C. Fison (ret).  14 July 41
Lieut.-Com. C. G. R. Hayhoe, DSC (ret) 1 June 41
Lieutenant E. W. Arkle (ret) 24 Apr 40
Cd. Boatswain D. Milne, 1 June 41

For Minesweeping Duties.
Commander  W. C. Johnson, DSO, DSC (ret) 1 May 40
Lieut.-Com.  J. A. McArthur (ret)  26 July 40
Lieut.-Com. RNR .  F. G. Rogers. 6 Dec 41
Temp.  Lieut. Com. R.N.R.  J. G. Gilling (act) 1 July 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.  J. D. Pictor, DSC. 1 July 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.  J. Green. 23 June 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.  J. S. Roe. 1 July 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. E. R. Dalby. 25 Aug 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. E. F. Cockman. 22 Dec 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. H. C. Norton. 27 Nov 39.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. P. M. Herring. 27 Nov 39.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. G. L. Hanson . 21 Sept 40.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. G. J. Norris. 1 Nov 41.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.  W. L. M. Merrett. 1 Nov 41.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.  J. W. Johnson. 27 Nov 41.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R. D. L. Owen. 3 Dec 4.
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.  W. G. Hewett .   5 Jan 42.

OFFICERS from the Navy List August 42

Captain                                                 P. S. Smith                          30 June 41
Secretary Temp. Paym. Lieut.           J. Wharton, RNVR               20 Feb 40
Lieut.-Com.                                          J. C. Fison (ret)                    14 July 41
Lieut.-Com.                                          C. G. R. Hayhoe, DSC (ret) 1 June 41
Lieut-Com. (E)                                      L. J. Fox (ret)                       1 July 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                    C. G. Meacham.                  9 Dec 41.
Cd. Boatswain.                                    D. Milne.                              1 June 41.

 For Minesweeping Duties.

Commander                                       W. C. Johnson, DSO, DSC (ret) 1 May 40
Lieut.-Com                                          J. A. McArthur (ret)              26 July 40
Temp.  Lieut. Com. R.N.R.                J. G. Gilling (act)                     1 July 41
Temp.  Lieut. Com. R.N.R.                J. R. Matthews (act)             13 July 42
Temp.  Lieut. Com. R.N.V.R.            H. C. Norton (act)                  27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           J. D. Pictor, DSC                       1 July 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           J. Green                                  23 June 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           J. S. Roe                                    1 July 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           E. R. Dalby                             25 Aug 41
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           F. W. Gilroy                            24 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           P. M. Herring                         27 Nov 39
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           G. L. Hanson                          21 Sept 40
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           B. J. M.Wright                         16 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.W.                      D. Heath-Eves                         12 July 42
Temp. Lieut. R.N.R.                           E. H. Batt                                 26 May 42
Temp Chaplain. RNVR.                     Rev. A. R. Ferguson, BA (prob.) 10 Mar 42
Temp. Elect. Lieut-Com. RNVR.       E. B. Watton (act)                    1 Dec 41
Temp. Elect. Lieut.  RNVR.                H. Brown                                  1 Dec 41
Temp. Elect. Lieut.  RNVR.                S. Baker, GM.                           22 June 42
Skipper Lieut. RNR.                            J. T. White, DSC (act)                6 Nov 40
Skipper Lieut. RNR.                           W. J. Jonsen (act)                     15 Oct 41
Sub-Lieut.                                           W. A. E. Hall                              12 Feb 42
Sub-Lieut.                                           A. E. Anderson                         13 May 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                   H. E. Lines                                18 Sept 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                   H. L. Thorne                             18 Sept 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                   L. J. Barker                                14 July 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                   E. R. Savidge                             24 June 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                   C . W. Ellerby                             24 June 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                   G. Warren                                 20 May 42
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.         E. F. Coward (proby)                 1 Dec 41
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.         G. O. Jones (proby)                  15 June 42
Temp. Act.  Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR. F. R. Kindell (proby)               17 Feb 42
Temp. Skipper RNR.                          J. W. Greene                             24 May 41

OFFICERS on the Navy List August 43
Captain.                                               H. G. Hopper (act)                   31 Oct 42
Secretary Paym. Lieut.                      K. W. Roberts,                          16 Feb 43
Lieut. Com.                                         G. J. King-Landale, OBE.          26 Aug 42
Lieut. Com.                                         E. J. Cuff. (ret)                            15 Sept 42
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           C. G. Meacham.                         9 Dec 41
Lieut-Com. (E)                                     L. J. Fox (ret)                               1 July 41
Cd. Boatswain.                                   D. Milne.                                      1 June 41.
For Minesweeping Duties.
Commander.                                      T. A. Jolliffe (ret)                         10 June 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR.                    J. G. Gilling, DSC (act)                1 July 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    M. R. Matthews (act)                 13 July 42
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                     J. F. W. Gilroy                             24 Mar 42.
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    F. Tasker (act)                              1 Sept 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                     J. Green (act)                              23 June 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                     J. D. Pictor, DSC (act)                   1 July 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    E. R. Dalby (act)                           31 Mar 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNVR                  B. J. M. Wright (act)                      16 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut. RNR.                              J. S. Roe. DSC.                                1 July 41
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           R. N. Lowes                                   11 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           J. W. Box                                          9 Feb 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          D. H. Hackett                                 19 May 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          R. V. P. Rogers                                 5 July 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          R. E. Cotton                                      1 July 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          A. Hensser                                      14 July 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          B. F. W. Besemer                           12 July 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          A. M. Goddwin                                3 July 43
Temp Chapline RNVR.                     Rev. C. R. Cassidy, AKC.                20 Nov 42
Temp. Elect. Lieut-Com. RNVR.      E. B. Watton                                    1 Dec 41
Temp. Elect. Lieut. RNVR.                G. O. Jones                                    15 June 42
Temp. Elect. Lieut.  RNVR.               S. E. Jenner                                     1 Feb 43
Temp. Elect. Lieut.  RNVR.               P. J. Fell                                          21 June
Skipper Lieut. RNR.                           J. T. White, DSC (act)                    6 Nov 40
Skipper Lieut. RNR.                           W. T. Jonsen (act)                        15 Oct 41
Skipper Lieut. RNR.                           G. H. Greene (act)                       31 Aug 41
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR                    D. C. Wallace                                5 Oct 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR                    P. E. L. Ehrke                                21 Oct 42
Temp. Act, Sub-Lieut. RNVR            L. J. Robinson (proby).                28 May 43
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut. RNVR            G. M. Cox.                                    27 April 43
Temp. Act. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.  K. R. Brown (proby)                   2 Nov 42
Temp. Act. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR. G. H. Turnbull.                             5 Jan 53
Temp Skipper. RNR.                           J. W. Greene                              24 May 41
Temp Skipper. RNR.                          G. W. Smith                                29 Apr 43
Temp. Elect. Mid. RNVR.                   D. N. Ellingham (prob)             16 Feb 43

OFFICERS in Navy List June 44. A few months later in October and November 1944 St Tudno would accompany its Minesweeping Flotillas to the Scheldt Estuary.
Captain.                                               H. G. Hopper (act)                 31 Oct 42
Secretary Paym. Lieut.                      K. W. Roberts,                        16 Feb 43
Commander, RNR.                             H. W. Brammall, DSO, DSC. 20 Dec 43
Lieut. Com.                                          E. J. Cuff. (ret)                         15 Sept 42
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                            C. G. Meacham.                       9 Dec 41
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                            R. A. Howlett                            Oct 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                            E. H. Jeffery                               Jan 44.
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                            A. J. Carr                                   25 Jan 44
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                            G. R. B. Smith                          25 Jan 44
Temp. Lieut.-Com. (E) RNVR.            W. W. Owen (act)                      1 Mar 44
Cd. Boatswain                                     D. Milne                                     1 June 41
 For Minesweeping Duties.
Temp. Lieut-Com RNR.                     T. G. J. Norris (act)                   23 Oct 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR.                    J. G. Gilling, DSC (act)               1 July 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    M. R. Matthews (act)              13 July 42
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    J. F. W. Gilroy                           24 Mar 42 J.
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    F. Tasker (act)                            1 Sept 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    J. Green DSC (act)                   23 June 41
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR                    E. R. Dalby (act)                       31 Mar 43
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR.                   B. J. M. Wright (act)                 16 Mar 42
Temp. Lieut.-Com. RNR.                   N. W. Motson (act)                  10 Sept 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           R. N. Lowes                               11 Jan 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                            J. W. Box                                      9 Feb 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           D. H. Hackett                             19 May 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           R. E. Cotton                                  1 July 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           J. L. Wallace                                Sept 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                           J. M. Lyons                                  Oct 43.
Temp. Lieut. RNVR.                          C. Robinshaw                              Oct 43.
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           J. M. Alcorn                                  19 Nov 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           I. O. Rogers                                 23 Nov 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           D. R. Davies                                 14 Dec 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           R. C. Edwards.                             16 Dec 43
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           N. F Spanner                                25 Jan 44
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           R. L. Laurence                                6 Feb 44
Temp. Lieut. RNVR                           A. Hensser                                    10 Apr 44
Temp Chaplain. RNVR.                    Rev. R. N. Evans, BA                    24 Nov 43
Temp. Elect. Lieut-Com. RNVR.      H. H. Boyle. (Act.)                         11 Oct 43                            
Temp. Act. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.  T. R. H. Cochrane                         5 Nov 43
Temp. Act. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR. G. H. Turnbull.                               5 Jan 43
Temp. Act. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.  A. A. Burn                                      7 Feb 44
Temp. Act. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.  W. S. Robson                               15 May 44
Skipper Lieut. RNR.                          J. T. White, DSC (act)                       6 Nov 40
 Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR                 P. E. L. Ehrke                                   21 Oct 42
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR                 G. M. Cox.                                         27 April 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                A. J. H. Hampton                              10 Nov 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                A. Stewart                                         23 Nov 43
Temp. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.                A. L. Baker                                        Oct 43
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.        L. J. Robinson (prob.)                      28 May 43
Temp. Act. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.       W. R. Herriot                                       5 June 44
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.    D. N. Ellingham                                15 June 43
Temp. Elect. Sub-Lieut. RNVR.    R. J. Gamble                                         3 Jan 44

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