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Note on Pennant numbers: Temporary numbers were issued to most vessels to bring them into line with US Naval practice however, these do not appear to have been applied to the hulls of all EIF vessels. This table will show these temporary pennant numbers where they are known, and the one actually worn, if any, in square brackets.

Key to symbols & abbreviations:

‡ = Joined after August 15th 1945 or no active service, * = Transferred to British pacific Fleet,+ = Bar award to medal. RA = Rear Admiral, VA = Vice Admiral, C in C = Commander in Chief, RNVR = Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve, SANF(V) – South African Naval Force (Volunteer) RAN = Royal Australian Navy, RCN = Royal Canadian Navy, RNZN = Royal New Zealand Navy, RIN = Royal Indian Navy, SAN = South African Navy, RFA = Royal Fleet Auxiliary (Blue Ensign) , MFA = Merchant Fleet Auxiliary (Red Ensign).

 

Battleships: Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
NELSON B5 Capt. C. Caslon, CBE  
QUEEN ELIZABETH B6   Flagship VA Commanding Third Battle Squadron, Vice Admiral H.T.C. Walker, CB
RENOWN B7    
RICHELIEU (French) B8 Capt. G. M. ]. Du Vignaux, FN  

Heavy Cruisers: Flag superior C temporary pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
CUMBERLAND C177 [57 ] Capt. P. K. Enright  
LONDON C178 [59 ] Capt. S. L. Bateson  
NORFOLK 78 Capt. J. G. Y. Loveband  
SUSSEX C174  Capt. A. F. de Salis, DSO  

Light Cruisers: Flag superior C temporary pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
CEYLON C165 [30] Capt. H. L. Harkness, DSC Flagship RA Commanding Fifth Cruiser Squadron, Rear Admiral A.D. Read, CB (from 25th March 1945)
CLEOPATRA C166 [33] Capt. C. P. Clarke, DSO /td>  
GLASGOW C169 [21] Capt. B. 1. Robertshaw, CBE  
KENYA 14    
JAMAICA C170 [44] Capt. J. Hul5hes-Hallett,, CB, DSO  
NEWCASTLE 76 Capt. James Gregson Roper, OBE, RN Apr 44 Cdr. Sidney Hugh Pinchin, DSC, RN Apr 45 Flagship RA Commanding Fifth Cruiser Squadron, Rear Admiral A.D. Read, CB (until 25th March 1945)
NIGERIA C180 [60] Capt. H. A. King, DSO  
PHEOBE C173 Capt. S. M. Raw, CBE  
ROYALIST C176 [69] Capt. W. G. Brittain, CBE Flagship Commodore (later Rear Adniral) G.N. Oliver, Commanding 21st Aircraft Carrier Squadron
TROMP (Dutch) C39 Capt. F. Stam, DSO RNetheN  

Escort Aircraft Carriers: Flag superior D  - temporary R pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
ACTIVITY

R301 [D 94]

Capt. E. J. R. North, RD, RNR  
ATHELING R304  [D 51] Cdr. H. L. Oliver RN  
AMEER R302 [D 01] Cdr. P. D. H. R. Pelly, DSO  
ATTACKER D 02 Capt, G. F. Renwick  
BEGUM R305 [D 38] Capt. C. L. Howe, CBE  
EMPEROR R307 [D 98] Capt. Sir Charles Madden, Bt  
EMPRESS D 42 Capt. J. R. S. Brown  
FENCER R308 [D 64] Cdr. A. M. Harris  
HUNTER D 80 Capt. A. D.Torlesse  
KHEDIVE D 62 Capt. D. H. Magnay  
PURSUER

R309 [D 73]

Capt. T. L. Bratt, DSC  
SEARCHER D 40 Capt. J. W. Grant, DSO  
SHAH R312 [D 21] Capt. W. J. Yendell  
SMITER R321 [D 55] Capt. L. G. Richardson  
STALKER

D 91

Capt. L. C. Sinker, DSC  
TROUNCER

D 85

Capt. G. A. Rotherham, DSO, OBE  
TRUMPETER R318 [D 09] Capt. C. B. Alers-Hankey, DSC  

Destroyers: Flag superior B & D temporary pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
BICESTER B223 [L 34] Cdr. R. W. F. Northcott, DSO  
BLACKMORE D54 [L 43] Lt. Cdr. J. S. Kerans  
BLEASDALE B226 [L 50] Lt. Cdr. T. G. Clarke, DSC, RNVR  
BRECON D55 [L 76] Lt. Cdr. N. R. H. Rodney  
CALPE D56 [L 71] Lt. Cdr. N. F. R. Gill, DSC, RNR  
CARYSFORT D68 [R 25 ] Cdr. A. L. Hobson  
CASSANDRA D71 [R 62] Lt. C. C. Anderson  
CHIDDINGFOLD L131 Lt. Cdr. F. G. Woods, DSC  
COWDRAY B228 [L 52] Lt. D, J. Beckley, DSO, DSC  
EGGESFORD D58 [L 15] Lt. G. H. Evans  
ESKIMO G75 Lt. Cdr. E. N. Sinclair, DSC  
FARNDALE L70 Cdr. E. G. Roper, DSO, DSC  
LE TRIOMPHANT (French)      
MYNGS R06 Capt. J. H. Allison, DSO+ Captain (D) 2nd Destroyer Flotilla
NUBIAN G36 Lt. Cdr. F. C. Brodrick  
PALADIN G59 Lt. Cdr. H. R. Hewlett, RNVR  
PENN D70 [G77] Lt. Cdr. A. H. Diack, DSC+  
PETARD G45 Lt. Cdr. R. L. Caple, DSC  
RACEHORSE D37 [H 11] Cdr. G. E. Fardell  
RAIDER H15 Lt. Cdr. J. C. Cartwright, DSC  
RAPID H32 Lt. Cdr. F. P. Baker, DSC  
REDOUBT H41 Lt. Cdr. F. W. M. Carter, DSC  
RELENTLESS H85 Lt. Cdr. G. B. Barstow  
ROCKET H92 Lt. Cdr. B. M. D. FAnson  
ROEBUCK H95 Cdr. C. D. Bonham-Carter  
ROTHERHAM D44 [H09] Capt. H. W. Biggs, DSO+ Captain (D) 11th Destroyer Flotilla
SAUMAREZ G12 Capt. M. L. Power, CBE, DSO+ Captain (D) 26th Destroyer Flotill;
TARTAR G43 Capt. B. Jones, DSO+, DSC  
TJERK HIDDES (Dutch) D08 [G16] Lt.Cdr. N. W. Sluijter, RNethN  
VAN GALEN (Dutch) D08 [G84] Lt.Cdr..) F. T Burghard, RNethN Feb 42
Lt.Cdr..) François Louis Capel, RNethN Feb 45
Lt.Cdr. Pieter Andréa Mulock van der Vlies Bik, RNethN Apr 1945
 
VENUS R50 Cdr. H. G. D. De Chair, DSC+  
VERULAM R28 Lt. Cdr. D. H. R. Bromley, DSC  
VIGILANT R93 Lt. Cdr. L. W. L. Argles, DSC  
VIRAGO R75 Lt. Cdr. A. J. R. White, DSC  
VOLAGE R41 Cdr. L. G. Durlacher, OBE, DSC  
ZAMBESI R66 Lt. Cdr. J. M. Palmer  
ZEALOUS R39 Cdr. R. F. Jessel, DSO, DSC  
ZEBRA R81 Lt. Cdr. E. C. Peake  
ZENITH R95 Lt. Cdr. R. W. B. Lacon, DSC  
ZEPHYR R19 Lt. Cdr. C. R. Purse, DSC+  
ZEST R02 Lt. Cdr. R. B. N. Hicks, DSO  
ZODIAC R54 Lt. Cdr. H. R. Rycroft, DSC  

Sloops: Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
CAUVERY (RIN) B650 Cdr. Frederick Francis Wentworth Harvey, RIN May 44
Cdr. George Tanqueray Moger, OBE, RIN Aug 45
 
GODAVARI (RIN) B651 [U53] Cdr. Anthony Brian Goord, RIN May 44
Lt.Cdr. Hajee Mohammed Siddiq Choudry, RIN Feb 45
 
ERITREA (Italian) ?    
FALMOUTH U34 Lt.Cdr. Edward Arthur Woodhead, RD, RNR Mid 1943 22 Feb 1945 Lt.Cdr. Norris Edwin Cutler, RN Feb 45  
JUMNA (RIN) U21 Cdr. Killingworth Richard Utten Todd, RIN Aug 44
Lt.Cdr. Jacques Frederick Bayliss, RIN May 45
Cdr. Harold Aubrey Tod, RINR Jul 1945
 
KISTNA (RIN) U46 Capt. Stanley Johnstone Thomson, RIN Jul 44
Cdr. Sadishar Ganesh Karmarkar, RINR Nov 44
Lt.Cdr. Anthony Troughton Bond, RIN Aug 45
 
NARBADA (RIN) U40 Capt. Martin Henry St.Leger Nott, OBE, RIN Jun 44
Capt. Hector Eric Felsor Paine, RIN Mar 45
 
SHOREHAM L32 Lt. Cdr. R. J. Tadhunter, RNR  
SUTLEJ (RIN) U95 Cdr. John Edgcumbe Cornish, RIN Jun 44 Cdr. John Ryland, RIN Apr 45  

Frigates: 

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
AWE k526 Lt. Cdr. H. P. Carse, DSC, RNVR  
BANN K256 &Lt. Cdr. R. H. Jameson, DSC, RNR  
DART K21 Lt. Cdr. A. G. Scott, DSC, RNR  
DEVERON K265 Lt. Cdr. W. P. Bush, Dsc-t, RNVR  
EVENLODE K300 Lt. Cdr. W. F. McAusland, RNVR  
HALLADALE K417 Lt. Cdr. J. E. Woolfenden, DSC, RD, RNR  
INVER K302 Lt. Cdr. W. R. Seward, RNVR  
JED K235 Lt. Cdr. R. S. Miller, DSC, RD, RNR  
KALE K241 Lt. Cdr. G. W. Houchen, OBE, RD, RNR  
LOCH ACHRAY‡ K246 Lt. Cdr. C. J. Alldridge.r NR  
LOCH CRAGGIE‡ K609  Lt. Cdr. C. L. L. Davies, RNVR  
LOCH ECK‡ K422 Lt. Cdr. W. Mcinnes, RNR  
LOCH FYNE‡ K429 Lt. Cdr. R. F. J. Maberly, RNVR  
LOCH GLENDHU‡ K619 Lt. Cdr. E. G. P. B. Knapton, DSC  
LOCH GORM‡ K620 Lt. Cdr. H. Vernon, RNVR  
LOCH INSH K433 Lt. Cdr. E. W. C. Dempster, DSC, RNVR  
LOCH KATRINE‡ K625 Lt. Cdr. R. A. Cherry, RNR  
LOCH KILLISPORT‡ K628 Lt. Cdr. G. Butcher, DSC, RNVR  
LOCH LOMOND‡ K437 Cdr. S. Darling, DSC++, RANVR  
LOCH MORE‡ K639 Lt. Cdr. R. A. D. Cambridge, DSC, RD, RNR  
LOCH QUOICH‡ K434 Lt. Cdr. J. E. B. Healey, RNVR  
LOCH RUTHVEN‡ K645 Lt. Cdr. R. T. Horan, RNR  
LOCH SCAVAIG K648 Lt. Cdr. C. W. Leadbetter, RNR  
LOCH TARBERT‡ K431 Lt. Cdr. W. S. Thomson, OBE, RNR  
LOCHY K365 Lt. Cdr. W. J. P. Roberts, RN, RNR  
LOSSIE K303 Lt. Cdr. A. F. MacFie, OBE, RD, RNR  
NADDER K392 Lt. Cdr. P. E. Kitto, RNR  
NATAL‡ (SAN) K10 Lt. Cdr. D. A. Hall, DSC+, SANF(V)  
NESS K219 Lt. Cdr. R. S. Steel, RNR  
ROTHER K224 Lt. Cdr. B. H. C. Rodgers, DSC, RNVR  
SHIEL K305 Lt. H. P. Crail, DSC, RNR  
TAFF K637 Lt. Cdr. R. Atkinson, DSC++, RNR  
TAY K232 Lt. Cdr. R. Atkinson, DSC++, RNR  
TEST K239 Cdr. T. S. L. Fox-Pitt, OBE  
TEVIOT K222 Lt. D. Welsh  
TRENT K243 Lt. Cdr. C. D. Smith, DSC, RD, RNR  

Corvettes:

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
ASSAM (RIN) K306 Lt. E. V. Battle, RINVR Feb 45
Cdr. A. Brittain, RINR Jun 45
 
FREESIA K43 Lt. W. L. Hancock, SANF(V)  
HONESTY K285 Lt. M. J. Rowlands, RNVR  
JASMINE K23 Lt. E. C. Leaver, RNR  
MAHRATTA (RIN)‡ K395 Lt. J. S. Hough, DSC, RNR  
MEADOWSWEET K144 Lt. C. G. Jackson, RNR  
MONKSHOOD K102 Lt. 0. R. D. Stephen, SANF(V)  
NIGELLA K19 Lt. Cdr. J. B. Campbell, RANVR  
ROCKROSE K51 Lt. E. A. King, RNVR  
ROSEBAY K286 Lt. Cdr. G. R. E. Southwood, RNR  
SIND (RIN) K274 Lt.Cdr. L. G. Prowse, RINVR  
SMILAX K280 Lt. A. Branson, RNR  
SNOWFLAKE K211 Lt. E. J. Powell, RNR  
THYME K210 Lt. Cdr. F. E. Eastman, SANF(V)  
TULIP K29 Lt. J. H. Merriman, RNR  
VIOLET K35 Lt. A. R. J. Tilston, SANF(V)  

Cutters:

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
BANFF Y43 Lt. CdJ. J. D'A. Nesbitt, RNR  
FISHGUARD Y59 Lt. Charles Donovan Smith, DSC, RNR Oct 1943
Lt.Cdr. Curt George Scott, RNVR Jul 45
Lt. Cdr. C. A. Woods, RNZNVR ?
 
GORLBSTON Y92 Lt.Cdr. W. A. E. Leonard, RNZNVR Dec 43
 Lt.Cdr. G. M. Berlyn, SANF(V) Jan 45
Cdr. J. H. Eaden, DSC+, RN Sep 45
 
LULWORTH Y60 Cdr. R. C. S. Woolley, RD, RNR  
SENNEN Y21 Lt.Cdr. F. H. Thornton, RNR. Feb 43
Lt.Cdr. B. M. Skinner, RN May 1945
 

Submarines: Flag superior S temporary pennant numbers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
SCORCHER S43 [P258]  Lt. K. S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR  
SCYTHIAN S34 [P249] Lt. Cdr. C. P. Thode, RNVR  
SEADOG S10 [P216] Lt. E. A. Hobson, DSC  
SELENE S12 Lt. Cdr. H. R. B. Newton, DSC Transferred to BPF at Subic bay June 2nd 1945
SHALIMAR P242 Lt. W. G. Meeke, MBE, DSC  
SIBYL P217 Lt. H. R. Murray  
SPUR P265 Lt. P. S. Beale  
STATESMAN P246 Lt. R. G. P. Bulkeley  
SUBTLE P251 Lt. B. J. B. Andrew, DSC  
TANTALUS S28 [P318] Lt. Cdr. H. S. Mackenzie, DSO, RN  
TANTIVY S29 [P319] Lt. Philip Henry May, RN  
THRASHER S15 [N27] Lt. Cdr. M. F. R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC  
TIRELESS P237 Lt. Cdr. M. L. C. Crawford, DSC, RN  
TORBAY N79 Lt. Cdr. C. P. Norman, DSO  
TRADEWIND S31 [P329] Lt. Cdr. S. L. C. Maydon, DSO, RN  
TRIDENT S16 [N52] Lt. A. R. Profit, DSC  
VIGOROUS S19 [P74] Lt. N. R. Wood  
VISIGOTH P76 Lt. C. H. Hammer  
VIVID P77 Lt. J. C. Varley, DSC  

Fleet Minesweepers

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
BALUCHISTAN (RIN) J182 Lt.Cdr. F. A. Kilburn, RNR mid 43
Lt. N. N. Pettitt, RINR mid 45
 
BIHAR (RIN) J247 Lt. J. Vendrell, RINR  
BENGAL (RIN) J245 Lt.Cdr. W. L. Scurr, RINVR  
BOMBAY (RIN) J249 Lt. J. Cursetji, RIN ? 43
Lt.Cdr. F. W. R. Saxty, RINR Dec 44
 
CARNATIC (RIN) J199 Lt. J. D. Mody, RIN Jun 44
Lt. Al. E. B. Park, RINR Mar 45
 
CHAMELEON J387 Lt. Cdr. D. P. Richardson, RNVR  
DECCAN (RIN) j129    
FRIENDSHIP J398 Cdr. D. L. Johnson S.O. 6th Minesweeping Flotilla
GOZO J287 Cdr. (retired) F. R. G. Maunsell, RN Sep 43
Lt.Cdr. T. T. Euman, RN Feb 45
 
JEWEL J390 Lt. Cdr. B. A. Breeze, RNVR  
KATHIAWAR (RIN) J155 Lt. A. K. Chatterji, RIN Oct 44
Lt. R. J. Ward, RINR mid 45
 
KONKAN (RIN) J228 Lt. W. Little, RINVR Jan 44
Lt. J. A. T. Stephen, RINR early45
Lt.Cdr. R. S. David, RINR Jun 45
 
KUMAON (RIN) J164 Lt. E.W. Kent, RINR Jun 44
Lt. U. J.S. Chopra, RINR Jul 1945
 
KHYBER (RIN) J190 Lt. W. D. F. Clayton, RINR  
LENNO   Lt. Cdr. C. H. Walton, BNR  
LIGHTFOOT j288 Lt. Cdr. A. S. Drysdale, RNVR  
MELITA J289 Lt. Cdr. G. R. May, RNR  
PELORUS J291 Lt. Cdr. F. J. Bourjat  
PERSIAN J347 Lt. Cdr. J. L. Woollcombe  
PICKLE J293 Cdr. Ma. Hil. Brown, DSC, RN Nov 44
Cdr. C. P. F. Brown, DSC, RN Feb 45
 
PINCHER J294 Lt. Cdr. C. B. Blake, RNVR  
PLUCKY j295 Lt. Cdr. G. Wallis, RNVR  
POSTILLION J296 Lt. Cdr. W. E. Halbert, DSC, RNR  
PUNJAB (RIN) J239 Lt. A. V. Baker, RIN  
ORISSA (RIN) J200 Lt. C. S. Ahmad, RINR Apr 44
Lt. G. Saldanha, RINR Sep 44
 
OUDH (RIN) J245 Lt.Cdr. J, Shackleton, RINVR Oct 44
Lt. K. Y. Eccles, RINVR Jan 45
Lt.Cdr. G. T. Tait, RINVR Aug 45
 
RECRUIT J298 Cdr. A. E. Doran, DSC  
RIFLEMAN J299 Lt. Cdr. C. L. Carroll, DSC, RNR  
ROHILKHAND (RIN) J180 Lt. H. M. S. Choudry, RIN Mar 44
Cdr. G. Bailey, RIN Feb 45
 
SERENE (RCN) J354 Lt.Cdr. W. G. Burt, RNR Sep 44
Lt.Cdr. R. M. Ritchie, RNVR Feb 1945
 

Anti-submarine Patrol Vessels

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
KALAVATI (RIN) 4.158 A/Lt.Cdr. S. Gill, RINR  
SONAVATI (RIN) 4.206 Lt. A. Brittain, RINR Nov 1943
Lt.Cdr. L. N. Hill, RINR Mar 1945
 

Gunboats

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
APHIS T57 Lt. J. E. Dyer, DSC+  
COCKCHAFER T72 Lt. E. A. Tyrer, DSC  
SCARAB T39 Lt. Cdr. B. J. Anderson  

Fighter Direction Ships

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
ULSTER QUEEN F118 Capt. M. H. J. Beimett, RD, RNR  
PALOMARES‡ F98 Capt. C. L. de H. Bell, DSC, RD, RNR  

Monitors

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
ABERCROMBIE‡ F109 Capt. C. F. H. ChurchiU, DSC  
ROBERTS‡ F40 Capt. C. B. Tidd  

Attached Danlayers {Trawlers)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
IMERSAY T 422 Lt. Cdr. J. H. A. Winfield, DSO, RNR  
LINGAY T 423 Lt. P. W. Jequier, RNVR  
SANDRAY T 424 Lt. J. E. Freestone, RNR  
SCARAVAY T 425 Lt. J. W. Monaghan, RNZNVR  

Controlled Minelayers (Trawlers)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
DABCHICK   Lt. Cdr. P. E. Martin, RNR  
REDSHANK   Lt. L. Purmett, RCNVR  
SANDMARTIN      

Landing Ships - Dock

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
HIGHWAY F141 Cdr. C. Edgecombe, RD, RNR  
NORTHWAY F142 Cdr. K. S. Monro, RD, RN  

Landing Ships - Infantry - Large (L), Medium (M) & Small (S)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
BARPETA (L)  (Red Ensign)      
EMPIRE ELAINE (L) (Red Ensign)      
GLENROY (L) 4.256 Capt. P. M. Archdale Senior Officer Build up Group Force W
GLENGYLE‡ (L) 4.196 Capt. B. B. Grant, RD, RNR  
LLANSTEPHAN CASTLE  (L) (RIN)      
PERSIMMON (L) 4.422 Cdr. W. E. Geling, DSC, RD, RNR  
PRINS ALBERT (S) 4.35 Lt. Cdr. E. C. St. A. Coles, RNR  
PRINCESS BEATRIX (M) 4.44 Cdr. J. Stretch, RD, RNR  
QUEEN EMMA (M) 4.180 Cdr. T. L. Alldn, OBE  
ROCKSAND (L) F184 Cdr. H. W. D'Arcy-Evans  
SAINFOIN (L) F183 Cdr. A. Longmuir, DSC, RD, RNR  
SANSOVINO (L) F162 Cdr. A. S. Winton, RD, RNR  
SEFTON (L) F123 Lt. Cdr. F. A. C. Bishop, RD, RNR  

Landing Ship Headquarters - Large (L) & Small (S)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
BULOLO (L) F82 Capt. H. R. Conway Flagship Rear Admiral Benjamin Martin, Force W
LARGS (L) F43 Capt. A. A. Martin, DSO, DSC++, RD, RNR Senior Officer, Assault Group W 1
NITH (S) K215 Lt. Cdr. W. A. Grinham, RNVR Senior Officer, LST Group Force W
WAVENEY (S) K248 Lt. Cdr. B. T. Whinney, DSC, RNVR Senior Officer, Assault Group W 1 2

Landing Ships - Tank

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LST 05      
LST 08      
LST 11      
LST 157      
LST 160      
LST 163      
LST 199      
LST 280      
LST 303      
LST 311      
LST 315      
LST 321      
LST 324      
LST 331      
LST 337      
LST 346      
LST 368      
LST 371      
LST 373      
LST 380      
LST 382      
LST 383      
LST 385      
LST 403      
LST 406      
LST 406      
LST 410      
LST 413      
LST 421      
LST 427      
LST 539      
LST 1021      
LST 1238      
LST 3006      
LST 3007      
LST 3008      
LST 3009      
LST 3010      
LST 3017      
LST 3019      
LST 3020      
LST 3021      
LST 3024      
LST 3035      
LST 3036      
LST 3037      
LST 3501      
LST 3502      
LST 3503      
LST 3507      

Landing Ship Tank (Administration)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LST (Q) 2      
       

Landing Craft (Headquarters)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LC(H) 101   Lt. B.C. Matthiae, RNVR  
LC(H) 167      
LC(H) 168      
LC(H) 247      
LC(H) 248      
LC(H) 261      
LC(H) 267      
LC(H) 287      
LC(H) 317   Lt. S. Henry D.S.C., RNVR  

Landing Craft (Administration)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LC(Q) 381   Lt. J. W. McLeod RNVR  
LC(Q) 389   Lt. R. F. Oldham RNVR D.S.C. SO Support Sqn & Staff Force W
LC(Q) 391      
LCQ 487      
LC(Q) 491     "A" LCI(L) Squadron

Landing Craft Infantry (Large)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LCI(L) 04      
LCI(L) 33      
LCI(L) 114      
LCI(L) 115      
LCI(L) 116      
LCI(L) 117      
LCI(L) 120      
LCI(L) 121      
LCI(L) 122      
LCI(L) 125      
LCI(L) 127      
LCI(L) 136      
LCI(L) 166      
LCI(L) 173      
LCI(L) 177      
LCI(L) 180      
LCI(L) 183      
LCI(L) 215      
LCI(L) 216      
LCI(L) 217      
LCI(L) 249      
LCI(L) 252      
LCI(L) 256      
LCI(L) 262      
LCI(L) 265      
LCI(L) 266      
LCI(L) 267      
LCI(L) 270      
LCI(L) 271      
LCI(L) 277      
LCI(L) 279      
LCI(L) 285      
LCI(L) 286      
LCI(L) 287      
LCI(L) 290      
LCI(L) 293      
LCI(L) 295      
LCI(L) 299      
LCI(L) 301      
LCI(L) 304      
LCI(L) 305      
LCI(L) 310      
LCI(L) 311      
LCI(L) 312      

Landing Craft Gun Large (L) & Medium (M)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LCG(L) 5      
LCG(L) 6      
LCG(L) 7      
LCG(L) 13      
LCG(L) 18      
LCG(M) 107      
LCG(L) 424      
LCG(L) 426      
LCG(L) 449      

Landing Craft Tank

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LCT 451      
LCT 478      
LCT 489      
LCT 493      
LCT 736      
LCT 738      
LCT 742      
LCT 868      
LCT 913      
LCT 1054      
LCT 1055      
LCT 1056      
LCT 1057      
LCT 1058      
LCT 1059      
LCT 1060      
LCT 1102      
LCT 1104      
LCT 1105      
LCT 1111      
LCT 1139      
LCT 1143      
LCT 1144      
LCT 1146      
LCT 1147      
LCT 1148      
LCT 1149      
LCT 1150      
LCT 1151      
LCT 1152      
LCT 1153      
LCT 1154      
LCT 1156      
LCT 1157      
LCT 1158      
LCT 1159      
LCT 1160      
LCT 1161      
LCT 1174      
LCT 1176      
LCT 1195      
LCT 1213      
LCT 1237      
LCT 1238      
LCT 1239      
LCT 1240      
LCT 1241      
LCT 1242      
LCT 1309      
LCT 1318      
LCT 1320      
LCT 1321      
LCT 1329      
LCT 1331      
LCT 1332      
LCT 2038      
LCT 2120      
LCT 2275      
LCT 2287      
LCT 2296      
LCT 2297      
LCT 2310      
LCT 2339      
LCT 2361      
LCT 2420      
LCT 2425      
LCT 2435      
LCT 2440      
LCT 2444      
LCT 2445      
LCT 2487      

Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LCT(R) 398      
LCT(R) 419      
LCT(R) 434      
LCT(R) 435      
LCT(R) 436      
LCT(R) 438      
LCT(R) 440      
LCT(R) 458      
LCT(R) 459      
LCT(R) 460      
LCT(R) 484      

Landing Craft Tank (Emergency Repair)

Name Pennant Commanding Officer Notes
LCT(E) 303      
LCT(E) 320      
LCT(E) 372      
LCT(E) 384      
       
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HM Ships COLOSSUS, GLORY, VENERABLE and VENGEANCE. GLORY did not arrive in Sydney until August 16th.

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At the end of June 1945, the Admiralty implemented a new system of classification for carrier air wings, adopting the American practice one carrier would embark a single Carrier Air Group (CAG) which would encompass all the ships squadrons.

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Sturtivant, R & Balance, T. (1994) 'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm’ list 899 squadron as conducting DLT on the Escort Carrier ARBITER on August 15th. It is possible that the usual three-day evolution was cancelled due to the announcement of the Japanese surrender on this date and was postponed for a month.

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The reminiscences of

Gordon served with the radio section of Mobile Repair UNit No.1 (MR 1) at Nowra, he was a member of the local RN dance band, and possibly the last member of MONAB I to leave Nowra after it paid off. .

Drafted to

Coming home

In March 1946 I joined 812 squadron, aboard HMS Vengeance, spending some time ditching American aircraft north of Australia. Eventually we sailed for Ceylon ( Sri Lanka ) landing at Trincomalee and setting up a radio section at Katakarunda. In the belief that we were exhausted we were sent to a rest camp at Kandy for a few weeks. We moved down to Colombo to pick up Vengeance and returned to Portsmouth via the Suez Canal . I was discharged in November 1946.

Gordon Theaker