Allied Warships

HMS Trusty (N 45)

Submarine of the T class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeSubmarine
ClassT 
PennantN 45 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.) 
Ordered4 Sep 1939 
Laid down15 Mar 1940 
Launched14 Mar 1941 
Commissioned30 Jul 1941 
End service 
History

Sold to be broken up for scrap in January 1947. Scrapped at Milford Haven in July 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMS Trusty (N 45)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Donald Aelian King, DSO, DSC, RN15 Mar 1941May 42
2Lt.Cdr. Edward Francis Balston, DSO, RNMay 4210 Oct 1943
3Lt. Alexander Walcot Stewart, RN10 Oct 194310 Nov 1943
4Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Robert Garstin Harvey, RN10 Nov 19431 Mar 1944
5Lt. Michael Frederic Roberts Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN1 Mar 194417 Apr 1944
6Lt. Edward Talbot Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN17 Apr 194411 Jun 1944
7Lt. Laurence Edward Herrick, DSC, RN11 Jun 194416 Oct 1944
8Lt. John Paton Fyfe, RN16 Oct 19447 Feb 1945
9Lt. Hugh Seaburne May, RN7 Feb 1945Mar 1945
10Lt. William St. George Anderson, DSC, RNRMar 194512 Jun 1945
11Lt. Oliver Lascelles, DSC, RN12 Jun 1945

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The history of HMS Trusty as compiled on this page is extracted from Trusty's patrol reports and logbooks. Corrections and details regarding information from the enemy's side (for instance the composition of convoys attacked) is kindly provided by Mr. Platon Alexiades, a naval researcher from Canada.

28 Jul 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Breda (Capt.(retired) A. E. Johnston, RN).

29 Jul 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Holy Loch for a period of trials and training.

6 Sep 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Gibraltar escorted by armed yacht HMS Breda (Capt.(retired) A. E. Johnston, RN) to Bishop Rock. She is to join the Mediterranean Fleet.

No log is available for this period and the passage report don't mentions positions so no map can be displayed.

13 Sep 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

20 Sep 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Gibraltar for her 1st war patrol. She is to patrol in the Tyrrhenian Sea North of Sicily. She is to provide cover for convoy operation 'Halberd'.

Trusty is to proceed to Malta upon completion of this patrol.

For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 1st war patrol click here for bigger map

27 Sep 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to leave her patrol area and to proceed with despatch for a patrol area off Naples to intercept the Italian battle fleet.

29 Sep 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to leave patrol and to proceed to Malta.

2 Oct 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Malta.

19 Oct 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Greece.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 2nd war patrol click here for bigger map

20 Oct 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSC, RN) and HMS Thorn (Lt.Cdr. R.G. Norfolk, RN) are ordered to form a patrol line 75 miles South-West of Cephalonia to intercept a convoy that was expected to proceed from Taranto to Benghazi.

22 Oct 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to proceed to her initial patrol area.

25 Oct 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) claims the sinking of a merchant vessel out of a convoy off the West coast of Greece in position 38°24'N, 20°13'E. No ship was however sunk in that area at that time.

(All times zone -2)
0618 hours - In position 38°24'N, 20°13'E sighted two merchant vessels escorted by one destroyer bearing 351°, range 5000 yards. The ships were in line ahead in the following order:
- destroyer (one funnel, type unknown)
- merchant vessel of about 5000 tons, single funnel amidships,
- straight bow merchant vessel, also of about 5000 tons, single funnel amidships, ice breaker bow and cruiser stern.
[According to Italian sources these were the transports Calino (5186 GRT, built 1940) and Calitea (4013 GRT, built 1933) escorted by the destroyer Augusto Riboty on a trip from Brindisi to Patras.]

Started attack.

Two salvos of three torpedoes each were fired. One salvo at each of the merchant ships. The first salvo missed. Five minutes after firing the first torpedo of the second salvo an explosion was heard, followed 42 seconds later by another similar explosion. These explosions are thought to be torpedoes hitting the target.
[According to Italian sources Calino sighted a torpedo track and took avoiding action but the other torpedoes must have been quite off the mark.]

Eight minutes later a small pattern of depth charges was dropped.

After avoiding action Trusty came to periscope depth and saw the first merchant disappearing out of sight. The second merchant vessel had dropped astern. The destroyer was near hear. After a second look through the periscope a few moments later only the destroyer was seen. The merchant vessel is thought to have sunk.

Trusty then went deep to reload. Fourteen more depth charges were dropped at random.

3 Nov 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) attacks two merchant vessels in a convoy off the West coast of Greece, in position 38°32'N, 19°52'E. Four torpedoes were fired but all missed.

(All times zone -2)
1817 hours - In position 38°32'N, 19°52'E sighted a convoy of two merchant ships escorted by one destroyer, bearing 280°, distance 7000 yards, enemy course 155°, speed 8 knots. Started attack.

1824 hours - Fired two salvos of two torpedoes each at both merchant ships. All torpedoes missed. Attempted to get ahead of the enemy for another attack but they were not sighted again so course was set for Malta.

The targets have not yet been identified.

5 Nov 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 2nd war patrol at Malta.

19 Nov 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Malta for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Greece.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 3rd war patrol click here for bigger map

24 Nov 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) had been ordered west of Stravathi Island to intercept an enemy convoy and at 0830 hours had sighted a tanker escorted by a destroyer in position 37°13'N, 20°37'E. While bringing the torpedo tubes to the ready no.3 torpedo tube had a hot run forcing the tube crew to use DSEA apparatus but they all collapsed from CO poisoning before they could fire a salvo of torpedoes and the attack was aborted. The targets were most probably the Italian tanker Berbera (2093 GRT, built 1931) escorted by the Italian torpedo-boat Pegaso.

28 Nov 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was patrolling off Argostoli (in position 38°01'N, 20°21'E) when at 1411 hours three Navigatori-class destroyers were observed coming out of the mist at a range of 1500 yards. The submarine could not turn quickly enough to bring it to an attacking course and the opportunity was missed. This was one of the instances where the lack of gyro angle torpedoes was regretted. According to Italian sources the destroyers were most probably Antonio da Noli, Emanuelle Pessagno and Ugolino Vivaldi escorting the German merchant German merchant Bellona (1297 GRT, built 1929) from Argostoli to Navarino.

29 Nov 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to form a patrol line with HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, DSO, RN), HMS Thunderbolt (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Crouch, DSO, RN) and HMS Triumph (Lt. J.S. Huddart, RN) South-West of Navarin to intercept an enemy convoy but nothing was sighted.

3 Dec 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) when about 15 nautical miles West of Zakinthos in position 37°43'N, 20°22'E fires three torpedoes from a range of 600 yds at three Grecale class destroyers but they miss probably under. They are probably Maestrale, Vincenzo Gioberti and Alfredo Oriani proceeding from Derna to Taranto.

0813 hours - In position 37°43'N, 20°22'E heard HE and sighted smoke bearing 140°. This was later seen to be three Grecale-class destroyers in close formation. Enemy course was 310°, speed 26 knots. Trusty was right ahead of the enemy and turned out for a stern shot. A concentrated salvo of three torpedoes were fired on a 85° track at a range of 600 yards with a firing interval of four seconds. No hit was obtained and it is considered likely that the torpedoes ran must have ran under.

4 Dec 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) makes a torpedo attack on ' what is identified as ' an Italian Grecale-class destroyer west of Zakynthos island, Greece in position 37°46'N, 20°25'E. All torpedoes fired however missed their target. The target was the Italian torpedo-boat Procione transporting fuel from Argostoli to Benghazi. She counter attacked, dropping 63 depth-charges (12 x 100 kg and 51 x 50 kg) but did not observe any result.

1150 hours - In position 37°46'N, 20°25'E heard HE and sighted smoke bearing 345°. This soon proved to be a Grecale-class destroyer [Actually it was a Spica-class torpedo boat, but this mistake often made as the ships looked alike]. Started attack.

1217 hours - Fired three torpedoes from 1800 yards. One torpedo, most likely the last, had a gyro failure and ran back over the submarine. No hits were obtained and a counter attack developed. 54 Depth charges were counted but none was very close and no damage was done.

HMS Trusty is often credited with the sinking of the Italian merchant Eridano (3586 GRT) but this ship was sunk by HMS Perseus (Lt.Cdr. E.C.F. Nicolay, DSO, RN).

9 Dec 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Alexandria.

18 Dec 1941
At Alexandria HMS Triumph (Lt. J.S. Huddart, RN) and HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) were brought alongside either side of the damaged battleship HMS Queen Elizabeth (Capt. C.B. Barry, DSO, RN) to provide electricity for the salvage operations. Trusty leaves after a few hours but Triumph remains alongside until 22 December.

26 Dec 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Alexandria for Port Said. She is to proceed to Singapore to join the British forces in the Far East fighting the Japanese.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

27 Dec 1941
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Port Said. She transits the Suez Canal and departed from for Aden later the same day.

1 Jan 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Aden. She departed from for Colombo later the same day.

9 Jan 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo.

12 Jan 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for Singapore.

On the 15th Trusty receives at signal from Rear Admiral Malaya that ordered her to sink any surface craft sighted in the Malacca Straits North of 02°00'N. Especially any proceeding from Malaya to Sumatra by night.

20 Jan 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Singapore.

30 Jan 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was damaged by splinters from near misses from Japanese bombing in Keppel Harbour, Singapore.

2 Feb 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Singapore for her 4th war patrol (1st in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Gulf of Siam.

Upon completion of her patrol she was ordered to proceed to Batavia, Dutch East Indies (It appears this was later changed to Surabaya).

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

8 Feb 1942
(date uncertain)
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) attacked a small Japanese tanker with gunfire but the enemy returned fire and narrowly missed ramming the submarine. Attack was broken off when a submarine gunner was wounded by splinters. The target was probably Se Go of 51 tons which reported attack off Pulo Condore on that date. Another medium-sized merchantman was sunk by gunfire at about this time but the submarine?s patrol report has not survived so we have no details regarding these attacks.

11 Feb 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) was ordered to patrol off the Anambas Islands.

19 Feb 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Surabaya, Netherlands East Indies.

23 Feb 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) is docked at Surabaya after it was discovered she was leaking oil.

This was most likely due to damage by grounding off Alexandria in December 1941 (don't know the actual date) made worse by near misses during a bombardment by Japanese aircraft at Singapore on 30/31 January 1942.

As the dock is urgently required for Dutch ships there is no time for repairs.

26 Feb 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Surabaya for Colombo.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

28 Feb 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) is detected by a Japanese aircraft North of Batavia, Netherlands East Indies in position 05°45'S, 106°44'E. While diving she is machine gunned.

7 Mar 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Colombo. At Colombo she was docked for repairs (date of docking and undocking not known).

13 Apr 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Colombo for her 5th war patrol (2nd in the Far East). She is to patrol in the Northern entrance to the Malacca Straits.

For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 5th war patrol click here for bigger map

30 Apr 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 5th war patrol (2nd in the Far East) at Colombo.

28 May 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for her 6th war patrol (3rd in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Northern entrance to the Malacca Straits.

No log is available for this period and the patrol report don't mentions positions so no map can be displayed.

4 Jun 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Toyohashi Maru (7031 GRT, built 1915) in the Malacca Strait in position 07°14'N, 98°06'E.

(All times are zone -6)
2300 hours (3 June) - In position 10 nautical miles bearing 230 Pulo Raja, HMS Trusty sighted smoke from 2 ships bearing 020°. 2315 hours (3 June) - dived to attack.

0030 hours - Fired four torpedoes at the leading ship. Two hits were obtained and the target was seen to settle on an even keel slightly down by the head. The second ship, half a mile astern of the first ship, made a 180 degree turn before it could be attacked and fled the area zig-zagging wildly.

0054 hours - The first ship sank as a result of the two torpedo hits. Trusty surfaced four minutes later and attempted to get ahead of the second ship which was in sight about 4 nautical miles to the northward.

0200 hours - Another ship was sighted and Lt. Balston broke of the chase to close this ship.

0207 hours - Dived to attack.

0246 hours - Surfaced to attack with the deck gun. 6 rounds were fired before the enemy returned the fire. Also another ship not sighted before opening fire. Lt.Cdr. Balston broke of the attack.

According to combinedfleet.com (offsite link) the Toyohashi Maru was in an unescorted convoy with Celebes Maru (5857 GRT, built 1917), England Maru (5865 GRT, built 1919) and Kyokusei Maru (5704 GRT, built 1920). This last one picked up the survivors from Toyohashi Maru.

9 Jun 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) makes a torpedo attack on a Japanese merchant vessel West of Phuket. Two torpedoes were fired but both missed their target.

(All times are zone -6.5)
1700 hours - While in position 07°48'N, 98°09'E sighted smoke between Pulau Raja and the mainland. This was later seen to be a merchant ship of about 3000 tons that was Northbound. Started attack.

1811 hours - Fired 2 torpedoes. Both missed, no detonations were heard.

1821 hours - The target was no longer visible through the periscope so surfaced. Trusty was however sighted by the merchant vessel and it opened fire so Trusty dived again.

17 Jun 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 6th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Colombo.

11 Jul 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for her 7th war patrol (4th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol off the West coast of Siam.

No log is available for this period and the patrol report don't mentions positions so no map can be displayed.

30 Jul 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 7th war patrol (4th in the Far East) at Colombo.

17 Aug 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for her 8th war patrol (5th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits.

For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 8th war patrol click here for bigger map

5 Sep 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 8th war patrol (5th in the Far East) at Colombo.

23 Sep 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for her 9th war patrol (6th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 9th war patrol click here for bigger map

7 Oct 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) sights a Japanese submarine North of Sumatra. Trusty is however unable to attack.

(All times zone -6.5)
0855 hours - While in position 300° Pulau Rondo 8 nautical miles sighted the conning tower of a submarine bearing 210°, range 2000 yards. Enemy course was 060°. Turned to attack but Trusty was in a unfavourable position and she eventually ended up right astern. Due to the bad weather the enemy was not sighted earlier. HE was not reported until the target had been sighted.

The attack was reluctantly broken off. The enemy submarine was identified as Japanese I-165 class. This was most likely quite correct as the Japanese submarine I-165 (offsite link) returned to Penang from patrol in the Indian Ocean on 9 October.

12 Oct 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 9th war patrol (6th in the Far East) at Colombo.

18 Oct 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) is docked at Colombo.

27 Oct 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) left dock.

6 Nov 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for her 10th war patrol (7th in the Far East). She was ordered to patrol in the Malacca Straits.

For the daily and attack positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


View HMS Trusty 10th war patrol click here for bigger map

18 Nov 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Balston, DSO, RN) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Columbia Maru (5617 GRT, built 1927) near Penang, Malaya in position 06°18'N, 99°11'E.

(all times are zone -6.5)
0128 hours - In position 06°04'N, 99°32'E sighted, against a low moon, two Northbound ships bearing 240°. Range was 6 to 7 nautical miles. Altered course to close.

0336 hours - Now in position 06°18'N, 99°11'E range was now 1 nautical mile. Started attack.

0341 hours - Fired three torpedoes at the leading ship from about 1000 yards. It appeared that the first two torpedoes passed ahead and the third passed astern.

As it appeared the attack was not observed Trusty turned away to set up a second attack.

It was now seen that the second ship was by far the larger of the two and that it was heavily laden. The first ship was high in the water and was most likely in ballast.

0420 hours - Fired two torpedoes at the leading ship. The second of these appeared to run directly underneath the funnel.

0424 hours - Fired three torpedoes from 670 yards at the second ship and obtained one hit just forward of the bridge.

24 Nov 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 10th war patrol (7th in the Far East) at Colombo.

27 Nov 1942
While moored at Colombo a merchant vessel rammed the stern of HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN).

28 Nov 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) is docked for repairs.

9 Dec 1942
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) left dock.

4 Jan 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for Exmouth Gulf, Australia.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

17 Jan 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Exmouth Gulf.

20 Jan 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Exmouth Gulf for her 11th war patrol (8th in the Far East). A special operation has to be carried out off the South coast of French Indo-China (operation 'Alight', no details available as of yet).

No log is available for this period and the patrol report don't mentions positions so no map can be displayed.

4 Feb 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) carries out special operation 'Alight' (no details on this operation have so far been found).

11 Feb 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) claims the sinking of a 4000 tons merchant vessel in the Java Sea about 25 nautical miles North-North-West of Bawean Island in position 05°33'S, 112°28'E.

(All times are zone -8)
0253 hours - In position 05°26'S, 112°29'E sighted a merchant ship of about 4000 tons bearing 080°, range 5 nautical miles. Enemy course was 190°, speed 8 knots. Started attack.

0310 hours - At the moment of firing the first torpedo of the salvo the target was seen to turn towards and the remainder of the torpedo salvo was withheld. The merchant ship opened fire and Trusty dived. Position was 05°38'S, 112°23'E. Range was only 600 yards.

0325 hours - Surfaced to chase the enemy. The target was making off to the South-West zig-zagging on a course between 220° and 270°.

0439 hours - In position 05°33'S, 112°28'E fired four torpedoes from 2000 yards. One explosion was heard 70 seconds after firing the first torpedo. The target settled quickly by the stern and was seen to sink in about 8 minutes.

16 Feb 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) ended her 11th war patrol (8th in the Far East) at Exmouth Gulf.

17 Feb 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Exmouth Gulf for Colombo.

No log is available for this period so no map can be displayed.

27 Feb 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Colombo.

5 Apr 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Colombo for the U.K. where she is to refit. The first leg of the trip is to Diego Saurez.

For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during the passage to the U.K. see the map below.


View HMS Trusty passage Colombo - Holy Lochclick here for bigger map

14 Apr 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Diego Saurez.

15 Apr 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Diego Saurez for Durban.

20 Apr 1943
At 1200 hours (zone -4) HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) makes rendez-vouz in position 27°42'S, 40°10'E with HMS Jasmine (Lt.Cdr. (retired) C.D.B. Coventry, RNR) that is to escort her to Durban.

22 Apr 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Durban.

26 Apr 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Durban for Simonstown. She is escorted by HMS Fritillary (Lt.Cdr. W.H. Barker, RD, RNR). En-route exercises are carried out with the escort vessel and SAAF aircraft. During the night of 27/28 April the two ships lost contact. Aircraft searched for Trusty but were unable to find her, looks like some more exercises were needed !

29 Apr 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Simonstown.

5 May 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Simonstown for Lagos Nigeria. She is escorted by Free French corvette HMS Commandant d'Estienne d'Orves.

12 May 1943
At 0200 hours (zone -2) HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN), while in position 09°01'S, 07°02'E, received orders to proceed to Pointe Noire instead of Lagos.

13 May 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Pointe Noire.

14 May 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Pointe Noire for Freetown.

20 May 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Freetown.

28 May 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Freetown for Holy Loch.

6 Jun 1943
At 1125 hours, in position 35°45'N, 11°48'W (about 300 nautical miles West of Gibraltar), HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) was rammed by the Spanish tanker Campeche (6382 GRT, built 1934). Trusty was at a depth of 49 feet when she was rammed. A report of the situation was signalled and Trusty proceeded towards Gibraltar.

Trusty was proceeding dived by day and proceeded at a depth of 49 feet as it was extremely difficult to keep her at periscope depth at slow speeds. As she came up to periscope depth to receive the 1130 hours radio routines no HE around her was picked up. When she came to periscope depth though she was rammed by the Spanish tanker Campeche. Lt.Cdr. Balston tried to have a look through the periscope but both could not be operated. He decided to surface to inspect the damage. It turned out that considerable damage was done to the conning tower and periscope sheers. Lt.Cdr. Balston decided to proceed to Gibraltar for repairs.

7 Jun 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.

16 Jun 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Gibraltar for Holy Loch.

25 Jun 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) is met off Bishop Rock by the armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(retired) R.H. Mack, RN). She is escorted by HMS Cutty Sark towards Holy Loch.

26 Jun 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

30 Jun 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Blyth.

2 Jul 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) arrived at Blyth.

9 Jul 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. E.F Balston, DSO, RN) departed from Blyth for Wallsend. She is to refit at the Swan Hunter shipyards.

6 Dec 1943
With her refit completed HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) departed from Wallsend for Blyth where she arrived later this day.

17 Dec 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) departed from Blyth for Rothesay.

21 Dec 1943
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) arrived at Rothesay for a period of training.

18 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) is docked at Rothesay for repairs to some valves. After the repairs were completed Trusty was undocked later the same day.

20 Jan 1944
During the afternoon HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) makes several practice attacks on ORP Dragon (Cdr. S.T. Dzienisiewicz).

21 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN).

23 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducts attack exercises on the armed yacht HMS Breda (Lt.Cdr. G.G. Slade, RN).

24 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Proteus (Lt. H.D. Verschoyle, DSC, RN).

25 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) and later with HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN).

29 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) departed from Rothesay for Lerwick together with HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) and HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN). They are escorted by the armed yacht HMS Cutty Sark (Cdr.(retired) R.H. Mack, RN).

31 Jan 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

1 Feb 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) departed from Lerwick for her 12th war patrol. This is a work-up (anti-U-boat) patrol in the Norwegian Sea.

For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


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12 Feb 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) ended her 12th war patrol at Lerwick.

15 Feb 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) departed from Lerwick for Rothesay.

17 Feb 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

1 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Rothesay for Scapa Flow together with HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) and HMS Sunfish (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN). They are escorted by Norwegian patrol vessel Narvik.

3 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow. Here she is to participate in A/S and attack exercises.

6 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts independent attack exercises.

7 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Anson (Capt. E.D.B. McCarthy, DSO and Bar, RN).

8 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Bermuda (Capt. J.S. Bethell, CBE, RN).

9 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Berwick (Capt. N.V. Grace, RN).

10 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN) and later with the British destroyer HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Mackenzie, RD, RNR).

14 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN).

15 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Furious (Capt. G.T. Philip, DSO, DSC, RN).

16 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Lerwick where she arrived later the same day.

After topping up with fuel and fresh water Trusty departed from for her 13th war patrol. She is to patrol of Western Norway, Skudesnes Fjord area.

For the daily positions of HMS Trusty during this patrol see the map below.


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22 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) ended her 13th war patrol at Lerwick.

24 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Lerwick for Dundee.

25 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

30 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for Lerwick. She is escorted by HMS Gorgon (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Mugford, RNR).

31 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Lerwick.

1 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) shifts from Lerwick to Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Gorgon (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F. Mugford, RNR).

5 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Berwick (Capt. N.V. Grace, RN).

6 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with the Canadian destroyer HNoMS Svenner (Lt.Cdr. T. Holte) and later with the British destroyer RHN Salamis.

7 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN).

10 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Victorious (Capt. M.M. Denny, CB, CBE, RN), HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN) and HMS Wizard (Lt.Cdr. D.T. McBarnet, DSC, RN).

14 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee. She is escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

15 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

26 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Loch Monteith (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

28 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage together with HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR). The submarines are escorted by HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.G. Mickleburgh, RNR).

29 Apr 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

2 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Kent (Capt. G.A.B. Hawkins, DSC, MVO, RN).

8 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with several destroyers.

12 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee.

13 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

21 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) is docked at Dundee.

25 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) left dock.

27 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow.

28 May 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

8 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee.

9 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) arrived at Dundee.

16 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Edinburgh where she is to participate in D/F experiments. She is escorted by HMS ML 229.

22 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) returns to Dundee. She is escorted by HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.G. Mickleburgh, RNR).

24 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Castlenau (Skr. W.G. Mickleburgh, RNR).

25 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

27 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Duke of York (Capt. the Hon. G.H.E. Russell, CBE, DSO, RN).

29 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Bermuda (Capt. J.S. Bethell, CBE, RN).

30 Jun 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN).

1 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Supreme (Lt. T.E. Barlow, RN).

7 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee. She is escorted by HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr.Lt. J.E. Harwood, RD, RNR).

8 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Dundee.

22 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN).

In the afternoon Trusty departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Celia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.B. Merrick, RNR).

23 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

24 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Duke of York (Capt. the Hon. G.H.E. Russell, CBE, DSO, RN).

25 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN) and HMS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN).

26 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Indefatigable (Capt. Q.D. Graham, CBE, DSO, RN).

28 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Jamaica (Capt. J. Hugh-Hallett, DSO, RN).

29 Jul 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Achilles (Capt. F.J. Butler, CBE, RN).

2 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Swiftsure (Capt. R.D. Oliver, CBE, DSC, RN).

3 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Enterprise (Capt. H.T.W. Grant, DSO, RCN).

4 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She is escorted by with HMS Sardonyx (A/Lt.Cdr. T.A. Easton, RNVR).

6 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Holy Loch.

7 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) is docked at Holy Loch.

8 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) left dock.

11 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Holy Loch for Dundee.

14 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Dundee.

26 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Rosyth where she arrived later the same day. She is escorted by HMS ML 229.

28 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) is docked at Rosyth.

29 Aug 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) left dock. She immediately departed Rosyth for Dundee where she arrived later the same day.

1 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She is escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/A/Lt.Cdr. K.W. Richardson, RNR).

2 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

5 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN).

6 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN).

7 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN).

8 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN).

10 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Scythian (T/Lt. C.P. Thode, RNZNVR).

11 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Milne (Capt. M. Richmond, DSO, OBE, RN).

14 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Verulam (Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomas, DSC, RN), HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and later on the day with HMS Zephyr (Lt.Cdr. J.F.D. Bush, DSC and 2 Bars, RN).

15 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS King George V (Capt. T.E. Halsey, DSO, RN).

16 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Cassandra (Cdr. P.F. Powlett, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN).

21 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee.

22 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Dundee.

30 Sep 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) serves as target ship for HMS Viking (Lt. Rawdon Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN). Later Trusty departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow.

1 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

2 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Devonshire (Capt. D.K. Bain, DSO, RN).

5 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN).

6 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN) and later with HMS Apollo (Capt. J.A. Grindle, CBE, RN).

7 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) carries out exercises HMS Solent (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN).

9 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Euryalus (Capt. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN).

10 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN) conducts attack exercises for the Commanding Officer Qualifying Course with HMS Trumpeter (Cdr. K.S. Colquhoun, RN) and HMS Fencer (A/Lt.Cdr. J.A. Eardley-Wilmot, DSC, RN) and later on this day with HMS Euryalus (Cap. R. Oliver-Bellesis, RN).

16 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Zambesi (Lt.Cdr. W. Scott, DSC and Bar, RN). After these exercises were completed Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN takes over command from Lt. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN.

18 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Orwell (Lt.Cdr. J.R. Gower, RN).

19 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Caesar (Capt. G.N. Brewer, DSO, RN) and later with HMS Lord Lloyd (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A. Flaaten, RNR) and HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR).

25 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Dundee.

26 Oct 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, RN) arrived at Dundee.

3 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for Rosyth where she arrived later the same day.

4 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) is docked at Rosyth.

6 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) left dock.

7 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) departed from Rosyth for Dundee where she arrived later the same day.

9 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage together with HMS Turpin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Stevens, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) and HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR). They are escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR).

10 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

13 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts attack exercises with HMS Newfoundland (Capt. R.W. Ravenhill, CBE, DSC, RN).

16 Dec 1944
While at Scapa Flow HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) was rammed forward by HMS Sibyl (Lt. H.R. Murray, RN) causing damage to the casing.

18 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMS Zest (Lt.Cdr. R.B.N. Hicks, DSO, RN).

19 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Rothesay. She makes the passage together with HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr. E.D. Norman, DSO, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN).

21 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

27 Dec 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr. (retired) J.R.G. Harvey, RN).

3 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMCS Orkney (A/Lt.Cdr. V. Browne, RCNR) and HMCS St. Therese (T/A/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR).

20 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) departed from Rothesay for Scapa Flow. She makes the passage together with HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN) and HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Shikari (Lt. E.H.U. Cautley, RNVR).

22 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

23 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Norfolk (Capt. J.G.Y. Loveband, RN) and two destroyers.

24 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Mauritius (Capt. C.A.E. Stanfield, RN) and two destroyers.

27 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN).

28 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN).

31 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Birmingham (Capt. H.W. Williams, RN).

3 Feb 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Rothesay. She makes the passage together with HMS Taciturn (Lt.Cdr. E.T. Stanley, DSO, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (retired) R.H. Mack, RN).

4 Feb 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

13 Feb 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed from Rothesay for Ardrossan. Upon arriving at Ardrossan she is immediately put into dock.

17 Feb 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) left dock. She immediately departed from Ardrossan for Rothesay where she arrived later the same day.

4 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed from Rothesay for Scapa Flow.

5 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.

9 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Rodney (Capt. R.O. Fitzroy, RN), two cruisers and five destroyers. During the exercises one of the destroyers, HMCS Haida (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN), dropped five depth charges in error. Trusty immediately surfaced and was taken under fire by Haida and the two cruisers. Fire was soon ceased. No damage was caused.

The next day a board of inquiry was held on board HMS Bellona (Capt. G.S. Tuck, DSO, RN).

11 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Scotsman (Lt. A.H.B. Anderson, DSC, RNR).

15 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) conducts exercises with HMS Searcher (Capt. J.W. Grant, DSO, RN).

17 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) departed from Scapa Flow for Rothesay. She makes the passage together with HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Hastings (A/Cdr. E.A. Stocker, DSC, RN).

18 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. H.S. May, RN) arrived at Rothesay.

29 Mar 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) proceeds from Rothesay to Ardrossan for the replacement of a part of the battery.

12 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) departed from Ardrossan for Scapa Flow. She makes (part of) the passage with HMS Trespasser (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSC, RN) and HMS Tactician (Lt.Cdr. L.N.A. Jewell, DSC, MBE, RN). They are escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (retired) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN).

13 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) arrived at Scapa Flow.

17 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HrMs Zeehond (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) and later on the day with exercises with HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN).

18 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HrMs Zeehond (Lt. S.H. de Boer, RNN) and HMS Bellona (Capt. G.S. Tuck, DSO, RN).

20 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Zambesi (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Palmer, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt. K. Hess).

21 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

22 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

23 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Franks, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt. K. Hess).

24 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Savage (Lt.Cdr. C.W. Malins, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. R.D. Franks, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt. K. Hess).

25 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO and 2 Bars, RN).

26 Apr 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HMS Carysfort (Lt.Cdr. L. St.G. Rich, DSO and Bar, RN).

2 May 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) conducts exercises with HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN).

5 May 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) departed from Scapa Flow for Rothesay. She makes the passage with HMS Surf (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) and HMS Varne (Lt. I.G. Raikes, DSC, RN). They are escorted by HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (retired) M.W. Ewart-Wentworth, RN).

6 May 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. W. St.G. Anderson, DSC, RNR) arrived at Rothesay.

29 Jun 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. O. Lascelles, DSC, RN) departed from Rothesay for Blyth.

2 Jul 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. O. Lascelles, DSC, RN) arrived at Blyth.

26 Sep 1945
HMS Trusty departed from Blyth for Portsmouth.

28 Sep 1945
HMS Trusty arrived at Portsmouth.

17 Oct 1945
HMS Trusty departed from Portsmouth for Falmouth.

18 Oct 1945
HMS Trusty arrived at Falmouth where she is berthed on the mud to await scrapping.

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