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H.M.T. Melbourne

From the Navy Lists dated April 1940, Lieutenant-Commander A. H. Davies R.N.V.R. (mentioned in the Admiralty report, H.M.S. Nubian No. 5/16 dated 23 April 1940) was shown as serving on the Melbourne at the time the Rutlandshire was lost..

Reg.
Number

Built &
Registered

Builders

Gross
Tons

Nett
Tons

Length
(feet)

Breadth
(feet)

Depth
(feet)

Official
Number

Call
sign

GY125

1936

Smiths Dock,
M'brough

466

169

164.1

27.1

14.3

164408

GYTG

Brief History:

Requisitioned by the Admiralty September 1939 as an anti-submarine trawler

Lost May 1940, Norway

Salvaged and renamed Halstein, then Lofottral

 
The photograph on the left was probably taken in the summer of 1940 and shows the Melbourne semi-submerged at Gratangen, north of Narvik.
She was subsequently salvaged as shown on the right and renamed Halstein

Naval Officers and respective appointment dates to the Melbourne as at March 1940:

Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R.

A.J.C. Pomeroy

5 Mar. 1940

Lieut.-Com., R.N.V.R.

A.H. Davies

5 Mar. 1940

Tempy. Lieut., R.N.V.R.

A. Farquharson

4 Mar. 1940

Skipper, R.N.R.

T.J.A. Hoyle

29 Feb. 1940

 

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