Who was responsible for HMT and OHMS ships during WWII?

May 2, 2013

Hi there,

I have been trying with outy much luck to find out who was responsible for HMT and OHMS ships during WWII.

I would guess that HMT belonged to the DfT and OHMS were MoD.

I would be most greatful for any pointers on answering this.

I look forward to your reply

Neil Cunninghjam Dobson
Neil Cunningham Dobson  M.Litt  AIFA
"The sea is the largest cemetery, and its slumbers sleep without a monument. All other graveyards show symbols of distinction between great and and small  rich and poor: but in the ocean cemetry, the king, the clown, the prince and the peasant are alike, undistinguishable."   (George Bruce. 1884,  St Andrews).


During WW2 it was the Admiralty that controlled the ships of the Royal Navy:


It would seem that the Ministry of War Transport in WW2 had control of HM

Ministry of War Transport



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