THE ROYAL NAVY December 1937

VESSELS UNDER THE V.A.C. RESERVE FLEET,
SHIPS PAID OFF, ETC.
Vice Admiral Max K. Horton, CB, DSO
Commander-in-Chief, Reserve Fleet

Flagship - HAWKINS (Portsmouth)
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NORE
Captain G. R. S. Watkins, DSO
CRUISERS

CARDIFF
Capt. G. R. S. Watkins, DSO
CALCUTTA
Cmdr. C. E. S. Farrant
CURLEW
Cmdr. A. Bowman
DIOMEDE
Cmdr. H. P. Currey
DRAGON
Cmdr. A. J. Wavish
ARDENT
Lt. (E) G. H. Cummins, DSM
ANTHONY
Lt. (E) S. V. P. Capper
ARROW
Lt. (E) L. S. Poe
VELOX
Cd. Eng. W. P. Garner
MINESWEEPERS
Lt. Commander C. G. N. Graham

SUTTON
no officers assigned
ROSS
no officers assigned
SELKIRK
no officers assigned
HALCYON
Lt. Cmdr. P. H. Hadow
DUNOON
no officers assigned
FLOTILLA LEADERS

CAMPBELL
Lt. (E) S. Chambers (ret)
KEITH
Cd. Eng. H. W. Brumham
ESCORT VESSELS

ROSEMARY
Wt. Eng. C. G. C. Gouge
FOXGLOVE
no officers assigned
DRIFTER

COLDSNAP
no officers assigned
CRUISERS

DAUNTLESS
Cmdr. F. D. Morris
DUNEDIN
Capt. H. B. Crane
DURBAN
Cmdr. C. S. Bell
HAWKINS (flagship, V.A.C., R. F.)
Capt. W. R. Patterson, CVO
SALADIN
Cd. Eng. G. S. Mason
VORTIGERN
Cd. Eng.  F. J. Schroder
VIMY
Cd. Eng. H. T. Carter
VICEROY
Cd. Eng. R. W. Trevett
VEGA
Cd. Eng.  B. J. Pilkington
WESSEX
Cd. Eng. R. A. R. Cheesman
WESTMINSTER
Cd. Eng. T. G. V. Casley
WHITSHED
Sub-Lt. K. P. Gurr
WILD SWAN
Cd. Eng. R. Duckworth
DEVONPORT

Captain D. M. T. Bedford
OVERFLOW SHIP

AMBROSE
Lt. Cmdr. R. C. Taylor
VIVACIOUS
Wt. Eng. C. W. F. Bass
VOLUNTEER
no officers listed
WALRUS
no officers listed
WHITLEY
no officers listed
WITHERINGTON
no officers listed
WIVERN
no officers listed
WRYNECK
Lt. (E) E. S. Stribley, MBE
VANESSA
Cd. Eng. C. H. Wilson
VANITY
Lt. (E) W. J. Robins
VANSITTART
Wt. Eng. G. F. Walters
VENOMOUS
Lt. Cmdr. (R) E. O. Stallybrass
VERDUN
no officers listed
VIMIERA
no officers listed
DESTROYERS
Commander G. R. Deverell
VERSATILE
Cd. Eng. W. H. Stubbings
VETERAN
Cd. Eng. V. L. Lee
VALOROUS
Cd. Eng. L. J. Gilderson
VESPER
Cd. Eng. V. W. Stowe
WHIRLWIND
Cd. Eng. D. G. B. Cook
WAKEFUL
no officers listed
VIVIEN
Cd. Mech. G. Kinchin (ret)
PORTSMOUTH
MINELAYER

MINERVA
no officers assigned
FLOTILLA LEADER

WALLACE
Lt. Cmdr. W. J. B. Handley
DESTROYERS
Commander
TRAWLERS

BLACKWATER
CEDAR
DEE
GARRY
HAWTHORN
JAMES LUDFORD
KENNET
LIFFEY
WILLOW
DRIFTER

LEEWARD
no officers listed
CRUISERS

COLOMBO
Capt. D. M. T. Bedford
CALYPSO
Cmdr. T. A. C. pakenham
CARADOC
Cmdr.A. O'Leary
CARLISLE
Cmdr. L. P. Skipworth
CERES
Cmdr. J. Harding, OBE
CALEDON
Cmdr. J. D. A. Musters, DSC
TRAWLERS
Lt. J. W. Heather

EDEN
HOLLY
LAUREL
LILAC
MAGNOLIA
AIRCRAFT CARRIER

HERMES
Cmdr. L. V. Donne, DSC
ACASTA
Cd. Eng. J. A. L. Hoskin
STURDY
Cd. Eng. G. L. Rose
VALENTINE
Cd. Eng. T. B. Garnett
VENETIA
Cd. Eng. C. G. Kerswill
FLOTILLA LEADERS

CODRINGTON
Eng. Cmdr. P. Warner (ret)
MACKAY
Cd. Eng. J. Pugh
MONTROSE
Wt. Eng. R. A. Collings (ret)
ROSYTH
(Maintenance Reserve)
Rear Admiral E. C. O. Thomson, DSO
Rear Admiral & Commanding Officer Coast of Scotland
GREENWICH - Flagship
DESTROYERS
Commander W. G. Davis
TRAWLERS

AGATE
AMETHYST
CORNELIAN
JASPER
PEARL
RUBY
TURQUOISE
** Notes on Reserve Fleet:
Many of the officers listed here were not "commanding officers" but the senior officer assigned while the ship was under the control of the V.A.C. Reserve Fleet.
ACHATES, listed as Flagship of the 1st Anti-submarine Flotilla, is also listed as being in reserve at Devonport. It would seem the Devonport listing is an error and so ACHATES has not been listed
here.
DESTROYERS
Commander H. T. W. Pawsey
WALKER
Wt. Eng. W. F. May
WATCHMAN
Wt. Eng. A. H. White
WARWICK
Cd. Eng. W. Metters
WOOLSTON
Lt. H. N. Lawson, RNR
FLOTILLA LEADER

MALCOLM
Wt. Eng. S. Smith
DEPOT SHIP

GREENWICH
Capt. H. P. Boxer
And as Senior Officer Reserve Fleet & King's Harbour Master