Allied Warships

HMS Arctic Pioneer (FY 164)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 164 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched14 Jan 1937 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost27 May 1942 
History

Completed in March 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 26 August 1939.
Displacement: 501 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Arctic Pioneer was sunk by a bomb, from a German JU-87 Stuka dive bomber in the Cowes Roads outside of Portsmouth Harbour. 18 were killed and are buried in Haslar Naval cemetary in Gosport, in row 64. 16 survivors were picked up.

 

Commands listed for HMS Arctic Pioneer (FY 164)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. John Wilkinson Short, RNR17 Oct 1939May 1940
2Lt. Robert Arthur Dillon Cambridge, RNRMay 1940Nov 1940
3T/Lt. Magnus Spence Work, RNRNov 194015 Jan 1941
4T/Lt.Cdr. Aislabie Harrison, RNR15 Jan 194112 Mar 1941
5Lt. Frederick Granger, RNR12 Mar 1941May 1941
6Skr. George Bryan, RNR15 May 194127 May 1942

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