Key to symbols & abbreviations:
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 ‡ = 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. RFA = Royal Fleet Auxiliary, MFA = Merchant  Fleet Auxiliary

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Note on Pennant numbers: Temporary numbers were issued to all vessels to bring them into line with US Naval practice however these do not appear to have been applied to the hulls of all BPF vessels. This table will show these temporary pennant numbers were they are known.

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Type of Vessel:

Name:

Pennant

Commanding Officer::

Battleships

Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers

 

ANSON

B1

Capt. A. C. G. Madden

DUKE OF YORK 
 (C-in-C, BPF)

B2

Capt. A. D. Nicholl, CBE, DSO

HOWE

B3

Capt. H. W. U. McCall, DSO

KING GEORGE V 
(VA 2nd in C BPF )

B4

Capt. B. B. Schofield, CBE

 

Fleet Aircraft

Carriers

Flag superior R temporary pennant numbers

 

FORMIDABLE

R01

Capt. W. G. Andrewes, CBE, DSO

NDEFATIGABLE

R07

Capt. Q. D. Graham, CBE, DSO

INDOMITABLE

R08

Capt. J. A. S. Eccles, CBE

IMPLACABLE

R05

Capt. C. C. Hughes-Hallett, CBE

VICTORIOUS

R23

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

       

Light Fleet Aircraft

Carriers

Flag superior R temporary pennant  numbers

 

COLOSSUS  ‡

R61

Capt. G. H. Stokes, CB, DSC

GLORY ‡

R62

Capt. A. W. Buzzard, DSO, OBE

VENERABLE ‡

R63

Capt. W. A. Dallmeyer, DSO

VENGEANCE ‡

R64

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

       

Escort Aircraft

Carriers

Flag superior R & A temporary pennant numbers

 

ARBITER

R303 / (A387)

Capt. D. H. Everett, DSO, MBE

CHASER

R306

Capt. R. G. Poole

REAPER  

R324

Cdr. I. T. Dark, OBE

RULER

R311 / (A731)

Capt. H. P. Currey, OBE

SLINGER

R313 / (A452)

Lt. Cdr. J. G. Hopkins

SPEAKER

R314

Capt. U. H. R. James

STRIKER

R315 / (A460 )

Capt. W. P. Came  

VINDEX

R319

Cdr. J. D. L. Williams, DSC

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Cruisers

Flag superior C temporary pennant numbers

 

ACHILLES (NZ manned)

C01

Capt. F. J. Butler, MBE

ARGONAUT

C161

Capt. W. P. McCarthy

BELFAST

C162

Capt. R. M. Dick, CBE, DSC

BERMUDA

C163

Capt. J. S. Bethell, CBE

BLACK PRINCE

C164

Capt. G. V. Gladstone

EURYALUS

C167

Capt. R. S. Warne, CBE

GAMBIA (NZ manned)

C168

Capt. R. A. B. Edwards, CBE

NEWFOUNDLAND

C172

Capt. R. W. Ravenhill, CBE, DSC

ONTARIO (RCN)

C184

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

SWIFTSURE

C182

Capt. P. V. McLaughlin

 UGANDA (RCN)

C175

Cdre. E. R. Mainguy OBE, RCN,

       

Fast

Minelayers
 

APOLLO

 

Capt. L. N. Brownfield

ARIADNE

 

Capt. F. B. Lloyd, OBE

MANXMAN

 

Capt. G. Thistleton-Smith, GM

       

Destroyer

 Depot Ships

TYNE

B382

Capt. S. Boucher

MONTCLARE

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

B381

Capt. G. W. Hoare-Smith 

       

Destroyer

Flag superior D temporary pennant numbers

ALGONQUIN (RCN)

D76

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

ARMADA

D73

 Lt. Cdr. R. A. Fell

BARFLEUR

D61

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

CAMPERDOWN

D62

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

GRENVILLE

D11

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

HOGUE

D82

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

KEMPENFELT

D12

Capt. E. G. McGregor, DSO

NAPIER (RAN manned)

D13

Capt. H. J. Buchanan, DSO, RAN

NEPAL (RAN manned)

D14

Lt. Cdr. C. J. Stephenson, RAN

NIZAM (RAN manned)

D15

Cdr. C. H. Brooks, RAN

NORMAN (RAN manned)

D16

Lt. Cdr. J. Plunkett-Cole, RAN

PENN

D70

 

QUADRANT

D17

Lt. Cdr. P. C. Hopkins

QUALITY

D18

Cdr. Viscount Jocelyn

QUEENBOROUGH

D19

Cdr. P. L. Saumarez, DSC+

QUIBERON (RAN)

D20

Cdr. G. S. Stewart, RAN

QUICKMATCH (RAN)

D21

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

QUILLIAM

D22

Lt. J. R. Stephens

TEAZER

D45

Lt. Cdr. T. F. Taylor, DSC

TENACIOUS

D46

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

TERMAGANT

D47

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

TERPSICHORE

D48

Cdr. R. T. White, DSO++

TRAFALGAR

D75

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

TROUBRIDGE

D49

Capt. G. F. Burghard

TUMULT

D50

Lt. Cdr. A. S. Pomeroy, DSC

TUSCAN

D51

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

TYRIAN

D52

Cdr. R. H. Mills

ULSTER

D23

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

ULYSSES

D24

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

UNDAUNTED

D25

Lt. Cdr. C. E. R. Sharp

UNDINE

D26

Cdr. T. C. Robinson, DSC

URANIA

D27

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

URCHIN

D28

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

URSA

D29

Cdr. D. B. Wyburd, DSO, DSC

WAGER

D30

Lt. Cdr. R. C. Watkin

WAKEFUL

D31

Lt. Cdr. G. D. Pound, DSC

WESSEX

D32

Lt. Cdr. R. Homcastle

WHELP

D33

Cdr. G. A. F.Norfolk

WHIRLWIND

D34

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

WIZARD

D35

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

WRANGLER

D36

Lt. Cdr. E. G. Warren

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Auxiliary A.A. Ship

PRINCE ROBERT (RCN)

B611

Capt. W. B. Creery, RCN

       

Sloops

Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers

ALACRITY

B291

Lt. Cdr. J. Clutton-Baker, DSC

AMETHYST

B280

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

BLACK SWAN

B282

Lt. Cdr. A. D. C. Inglis

CRANE

B268

Lt. Cdr. R. G. Jenkins, DSC

CYGNET

B621

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

ENCHANTRESS

(Command and HQ Ship, Escorts)

B283

Lt. Cdr. A. J. Clemence, RNR

ERNE

B284

Lt. Cdr. P. S. Evans

FLAMINGO

B633

Lt. A. TraiU, RNR

HART

B285

Cdr. H. F. C. Leftwich

HIND

B288

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

OPOSSUM

B292

Lt. Cdr. W. F. Hollins

PHEASANT

B274

Cdr. J. B. Palmer

REDPOLE

B276

Lt. Cdr. E. J. Lee

STARLING

?

 Lt. Cdr. G. C. Julian, RNZNVR

STORK

B297

Lt. Cdr. D. E. Mansfield, DSC

WHIMBREL

B278

Lt. Cdr. N. R. Murch

WOODCOCK

B279

Lt. Cdr. S. J. Parsons, DSC

WREN

B649

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

       

Frigates

Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers
 

AVON

B26

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

BARLE

B267

Lt. Cdr. J. Duncan, DSC, RNR

BIGBURY BAY

B596

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

DERG

B269

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

FINDHORN

B270

Lt. Cdr. J. P. Burnett, RNVR

HELFORD

B271

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

ODZANI

B272

Lt. Cdr. J. N. Burgess, RANVR

PARRET

B273

Lt. Cdr. T. Hood, RNR

PLYM

B275

Lt. Cdr. A. Foxall, RNR

USK

B277

Lt. Cdr. G. B. Medlycott, RNR 

VERYAN BAY

B619

Lt. J. S. Brownrigg, DSC

WHITESAND BAY

B622

Lt. Cdr. B. C. Longbottom

WIDEMOUTH BAY

B290

 Lt. Cdr. J. H. MacAlister, RNVR

       

Submarine

Depot Ships

Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers

 

ADAMANT

B376/A732

Capt. B. Bryant, DSO++, DSC

BONAVENTURE

B371

Capt. W. R. Fell, OBE, DSC

MAIDSTONE

B386

Capt. L. M. Shadwell

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Submarines

Flag superior S temporary pennant numbers

(Some Retained original RN pennant numbers)

SANGUINE

P266

Lt. P. C. S. Pritchard, RNR

SCOTSMAN

S44

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

SEA DEVIL

P244

Lt. D. W. Mills, DSC

SEA NYMPH

P223

Lt. M. 1. Usher

SEA SCOUT

S11

Lt. J. W. Kelly

SELENE

S12

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

SIDON

P259

Lt. H. C. Gowan

SLEUTH

S35

Lt. K. H. Martin

SOLENT

S36

Lt. J. D. Martin, DSC

SPARK

S22

Lt. D. G. Kent

SPEARHEAD

S42

Lt. R. E. Youngman, DSC, RNR

STUBBORN

S41

Lt. A. G. Davies

STYGIAN

S27

Lt. G. S. C. Clarabut, DSO

SUPREME

S14

Lt. T. E. Barlow

TACITURN

P334

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

TAPIR

S45

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

TAURUS

P339/S46

Lt. P. E. Newstead, DSC

TERRAPIN

P323/S3

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

THOROUGH

S4

 Lt. A. G. Chandler, DSC, RNR

THULE

P325

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

TIPTOE

S6

Lt. R. L. Jay

TOTEM

S47

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

TRENCHANT

P351

Lt. J. C. Ogle, DSC

TRUMP

S8

Lt. A. A. Catlow

TUDOR

S17

Lt. S. A. Porter, DSC

TURPIN

S38

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

VIRTUE

S18

Lt. I. G. Raikes, DSC

VORACIOUS

S19

Lt. D. R. Wilson, DSC, RANVR

VOX

S20

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

XE-1

-

Lt. J. Smart, R.N.V.R.

XE-2

-

 

XE-3

-

Lt. Ian E. Fraser, R.N.R.

XE-4

-

Lt. M. Shean, R.A.N.V.R.

XE-5

-

Lt. H.P. Westmacott, R.N.

XE-6

-

 

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Fleet Minesweepers

Flag superior B temporary pennant numbers

COQUETTE

B262

Cdr. R. W. D. Thomson, DSC

BALLARAT (RAN)

B236

Cdr. N. R. Read, RAN

BENDIGO (RAN)

B237

Lt. W. Jackson, RANVR

BURNIE (RAN)

B238

Lt. Cdr. E. M. Andrewartha, RANR

CAIRNS (RAN)

B239

Lt. C. M. Callow, RANVR

CESSNOCK (RAN)

B240

Lt. A. G. Chapman, RANR

COURIER (RCN manned)

B254

Cdr. E. S. Jerome, DSO

FELICITY (RCN manned)

B255

Lt. Cdr. H. R. Richards

GAWLER (RAN)

B241

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

GERALDTON (RAN)

B242

Cdr. A. J. Travis, RAN

GOULBURN (RAN)

B243

Lt. E. K. Connor, RANR

HARE

B256

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

IPSWICH (RAN)

B244

Lt. R. H. Creasy, DSC, RANR

KALGOORLIE (RAN)

B245

Lt. Cdr. J. S.McBryde, RANR

LAUNCESTON (RAN)

B236

Lt. Cdr. E. J. Barren, RANR

LIBERTY

B257

Cdr. J. S. Roe, DSC, RNR

LISMORE (RAN)

B247

Lt. K. S. Sutherland, RANVR

MARYBOROUGH (RAN)

B248

Lt. Cdr. M. W. Lancaster, RAN

MARY ROSE

B263

Lt. D. H. Edieston

MICHAEL

B258

Lt. Cdr. J. D. Jones

MINSTREL

B259

Lt. Cdr. E. B. Cutlack, RNR

MOON

B264

Lt. J. B. Lamb, DSC

PIRIE (RAN)

B249

Lt. C. K. Mackenzie, RANVR

PROVIDENCE

B265

Lt. E. G. Mason

ROWENA

B801

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

SEABEAR

B802

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

TAMWORTH (RAN)

B251

Lt. M. B. Gale, RANR

THISBE

B803

Cdr. F. A. 1. Kirkpatrick

TOOWOOMBA (RAN)

B251

Lt. H. F. Goodwin, RANR

WAVE

B260

Lt. Cdr. D. C. Salter

WELCOME

B261

Lt. Cdr. T. Gentle, RNR

WHYALLA (RAN)

B252

Lt. G. L. B. Parry, RANVR

WOLLONGONG (RAN)

B252

Lt. J. Hare, RANR

       

Attached Danlayers (Trawlers)

SHILLAY

B731

Lt. R. P. Rodriguez, RANVR

TRODDAY

B732

Lt. H. S. Chisholm, RNVR

       

Aircraft Target Ship

LEWES
 

B496

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

       

Boom Carriers

FERNMOOR

B412

Lt. Cdr. E. R. Crone, RNR

LEONIAN

B411

Cdr. R. F. Graham, RNR

       

Landing Ships

LOTHIAN

(RAFT) Fleet Train HQ ship until May 1945

B201

Capt. G. C. F. Branson, RAN

GLENEARN

B210

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

       

Fleet Train Accommodation Ships

AORANGI 

(Converted to HQ ship at Manus)

B377  

LANCASHIRE

B402  

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Repair and Maintenance Ships

ARBUTUS (NZ manned)

(Radio and Radar Repair Ship)

B281

Lt. N. D. Blair, RNZNR

ARTIFEX

B301

Capt. C. C. Flemming

ASSISTANCE

B302

Capt. J. H. Young

BERRY HEAD

B357

Cdr. K. M. Drake, RD, RNR

DILIGENCE

B303

Capt. E. H. Hopkinson, OBE

DULLISK COVE

B343

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

FLAMBOROUGH HEAD

(Escort Maintenance Ship)

B311

Lt. Cdr. J. F. Denman

KELANTAN

(Minesweeper Maintenance Ship)

B361

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

RESOURCE

B304

Capt. D. B. O'Connell, CBE

SPRINGDALE

(Deperming Ship)

B426

Lt. J. S. Seal, RNR

       

Command Ship, Logistic Supply Group

AIRE

(CLSG)

 

B289

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

       

Air

Maintenance

and Repair Ships

BEAULY FIRTH

B326

Capt. J. J. Youngs, DSC, OBE, RD, RNR

CUILLIN SOUND

B316

Cdr. L. R. Sharp, RD, RNR

 DEER SOUND

B317

Capt. R. H. Johnson, DSC

HOLM SOUND

B319

Cdr. W. S. Byles, RD, RNR

MORAY FIRTH

B327

Capt W.T. Fitzgerald R.D. RNR

SOLWAY FIRTH  

B328

Capt  M. Farquhar, RN

 PERSEUS  ‡

B346

Capt G. R. Deverell

PIONEER  (COMAT)

B347

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

UNICORN

B312

Capt. C. M. Merewether

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Air Store Issuing Ships

FORT COLVILLE

B531  

FORT LANGLEY

B532  
       

Fleet Oilers

AASE MAERSK

B506  

ARNDALE (RFA)

B507  

BISHOPDALE (RFA)

A772  

CARELIA

B501  

CEDARDALE (RFA)

B510  

DINGLEDALE (RFA)

B511  

DARST CREEK

B502  

EAGLESDALE (RFA)

B512  

GOLDEN MEADOW

B527  

GREEN RANGER (RFA)

B515  

IERE

B528  

LOMA NOVIA

?  

OLNA

B516

Capt. P. L. Williams, RD, RNR

RAPIDOL (RFA)

B517  

SAN ADOLFO

B518  

SAN AMADO

B519  

SAN AMBROSIO

B520  

SERBOL (RFA)

B521  

WAVE EMPEROR (RFA)

B523  

WAVE GOVERNOR (RFA)

B524  

WAVE KING (RFA)

B525  

WAVE MONARCH (RFA)

B526  
       

Water Carriers

EMPIRE CREST

B505  

BROWN RANGER (RFA)

B509  

VACPORT

B533  

SEVEN SISTERS

B529

 

       

Distilling Ships

BACCHUS (RFA) N.S.I.S./Distilling ship

B556

Capt. W. L Holtam RFA,

STAG POOL

B392  
       

Net Layer

GUARDIAN

B436

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

       

Salvage Vessels

KING SALVOR

B441

Lt. R. H. A. Adams, RNVR

SALVESTOR

B442

 

SALVICTOR

B443

Lt. Cdr. W. J. Harvey, RNR

       

Hospital Ships

EMPIRE CLYDE

B394  

GERUSALEMME

B395  

MAUNGANUI

B396  

OXFORDSHIRE

B398  

TJITJALENGKA

B399  

VASNA

B400  

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Armament Store Carriers and Issuing Ships

CORINDA

B536  

DARVEL

B537  

GUDRUN MAERSK

(Danish)

B538  

HERMELIN

B539  

HERON

B540  

KHETI 

B541  

KOLA 

B543  

KISTNA 

B542  

PACHECO

B544  

PRINCE DE LIEGE

B545  

PRINCESS MARIA PIA

B546  

PROME (Mine Issue Ship)

B432  

ROBERT MAERSK

B547  

THYRA S

B548  
       

Naval Store Carriers and Issuing Ships

BOSPHORUS

B557  

CITY OF DIEPPE

B558  

GLENARTNEY

B584  

FORT PROVIDENCE

B582  

FORT WRANGELL

B583  

HICKORY BURN

?  

HICKORY DALE

?  

HICKORY GLEN

?  

HICKORY STREAM

?  

JAARSTROOM

B562  

MARUDU

B563  

SAN ANDRES

B564  

SLESVIG  (MFA)

B565  
       

Victualling Store Carriers and Issuing Ships
 

FORT ALABAMA

B577  

FORT CONSTANTINE

B578  

FORT DUNVEGAN

B579  

FORT EDMONTON

B580  
       

Collier

EDNA

B424  

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Tugs

EMPIRE JOSEPHINE

B451  

EMPIRE SAM

B452  

INTEGRITY

W14 /B453

 

LARIAT

W17/B454

Lt., G.W.Reakes RNR

WEASEL

W120/B456

 
       

Admiralty

Floating Docks

AFD 17

-

 

AFD 18

-

 

AFD 20

-

 
       

Shore Establishments

and Air Stations

ALERT (Sydney)

 Cdr. T.  Robertson RNVR

BEACONSFIELD (Melbourne)

Lt. Cdr. M. Gibbs, RNVR

FURNEAUX (Brisbane)

Cdr. J. F. Steemson

GOLDEN HIND (Sydney)

Capt. H. B. Crane

NABBINGTON (MONAB I)

(Nowra, NSW)

Cdr. C. A. Nunnerley

NABBERLEY (MONAB II)

(Sydney, NSW)

Cdr. E. P. F. Atkinson

NABTHORPE (MONAB III)

(Sydney, NSW)

Cdr. (A) E.W. Kenton 

NABARON (MONAB IV)

(Ponam, Admiralty Islands)

Capt.A.N.C. BINGLEY

NABSWICK (MONAB V)

(Jervis Bay, NSW)

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

NABSTOCK (MONAB VI  

(Maryborough, Qld)

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

NABREEKIE (MONAB VII)

(Brisbane, Qld)

Cap t. F.P. Frai RNVR

NABCATCHER (MONAB VIII)

(Kai Tak, Hong Kong)

Capt.  V.N. Surtees D.S.O.

NABROCK (MONAB IX)

(Singapore)

Capt  J.S.C. Salter D.S.C, O.B.E

NABSFORD (TAMY I)

(Brisbane)

Capt. B. J. L. Rogers Tillstone

PEPYS (Manus, Admiralty Islands)

Capt. H. F. Waight, OBE

WOOLLOOMOOLOO (Sydney)

Cdr. J. D. Stevenson

       

 

R.N. Auxiliary Hospitals

Brisbane

-

Surg. Capt (S) C. Keating, MSM, LRCP & S

Sydney

-

Surg. Rear Admiral J. A. Maxwell, CB, CVO, OBE, MD, BCH, FRCS

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