Wilkieston M1192

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WILKIESTON sailed from Malta to Singapore on 21 October 1959, arriving on 30 November to take up duties with the 6th MSS. She was broken up in August 1976.

Laid Down: 1st July 1955

Built By: Cook, Welton & Gemmell Ltd. Beverley, Yorkshire

Completed: 24th July 1957

Time to Build: 25 months

Commissioned: 15th December 1957 at Hythe for 104th MSS based Malta

Years Fully Operational: 12

Outline of Operational Career:

19th – 28th January 1958 Passage to Malta to join 104th MSS

May – August 1958 3 periods of Cyprus Patrol (total of 45 days)

9th August – 31st October 1958 Deployment to Aden & Aqaba via Suez Canal

January – August 1959 3 periods of Cyprus Patrol (total of 116 days)

21st October – 30th November 1959 Passage to Singapore with 104th MSS

1960 – 1962 Exercises & Port Visits in South China Sea

1st October 1962 104th MSS renumbered 6th MSS

13th December 1962 – 2nd January 1963 1st period of North Borneo Patrol (20 days)

1963 7 periods of North Borneo Patrol (total 129 days)

1964 5 periods of North Borneo Patrol (total 145 days)

1965 7 periods of North Borneo Patrol (total 84 days) & 10 periods of Singapore Straits Patrol (126 days)

1966 2 periods of North Borneo Patrol (total 35 days) & 4 periods of Singapore Straits Patrol (31 days)

1967 -1968 Exercises & Port Visits in South China Sea

14th January 1967 Transferred to 8th MCMS as SO based Hong Kong

5th October 1967 Transferred back to 6th MCMS

5th July – 15th December 1969 Passage to UK eastbound via Pacific/Atlantic

Significant Events:

2nd February 1960 Rescued crew of MV Coral Sea (USA) with Fiskerton

10th – 17th May 1962 Anti-piracy patrol off Borneo with Bulwark

September 1967 Collision with Woolaston during manoeuvres

July – December 1969 Passage to UK with Houghton (SO) via Darwin, South Pacific Islands, Hawaii, California, Mexico, Panama Canal, Jamaica & Bermuda

Paid Off: December 1969

Disposal: September 1976 sold to Whites of St Davids for break up

2 Responses to Wilkieston M1192

  1. Denis Silvester F2222

    I have a photograph of “wilkie’s” ship’s company taken in Hong Kong 1960 with names and signatures which may provide a nostalgic photo for your magazine sometime I hope.

    • Dennis apologies for taking so long to reply. Had problems and then forgot. Inexcusable.
      All photographs gratefully received. Send as a .jpeg version if possible to me at fenton1135@gmail.com
      cheers
      Bob

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