Allied Warships

HMS Fandango (T 107)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassDance 
PennantT 107 
Built byCochrane & Sons shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down24 Oct 1939 
Launched26 Mar 1940 
Commissioned11 Jul 1940 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Fandango (T 107)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Frank Clifford Hopkins, RNR3 Jul 19404 Nov 1940
2T/Lt. George Edwin Mabbott, RNVR4 Nov 194020 Jun 1941
3Lt. John Anthony Thornton Maishman, RNR20 Jun 1941Jan 1942
4T/Lt. Alfred Leslie Jasper, RNVRJan 19421 Oct 1942
5T/Lt. Arthur Graham Fisher, RNR1 Oct 19423 Apr 1944
6T/Lt. Bernard Hugh Firman, RNVR3 Apr 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Fandango include:


21 Sep 1940
The British tanker Invershannon is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 480 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°40'N, 22°04'W. 17 survivors were later picked up by the British sloop HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN) and 15 survivors were picked up by the British ASW trawler HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNVR).

30 May 1943
HMS Fandango (T/Lt. A.G. Fisher, RNR) picks up 63 survivors from the American merchant Flora MacDonald that was torpedoed and heavily damaged by German U-boat U-126 south of Freetown in position 07°15'N, 13°20'W.


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