Allied Warships

HMS Trumpeter (D 09)

Escort Carrier of the Ameer class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeEscort Carrier
PennantD 09 
Built bySeattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down25 Aug 1942 
Launched15 Dec 1942 
Commissioned4 Aug 1943 
End service6 Apr 1946 

Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
Returned to the United States Navy on 6 April 1946.
Stricken by the United States Navy on 19 June 1946.
Sold into merchantile service being renamed Alblasserdijk.
Sold and renamed Irene Valmas.
Scrapped in Spain in January 1971.

Former nameUSS Bastian

Commands listed for HMS Trumpeter (D 09)

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1Cdr. Kenneth Stuart Colquhoun, RN14 May 194328 May 1945
2Capt. Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN28 May 1945Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Trumpeter include:

4 May 1945
German U-boat U-711 was sunk at Kilbotn, near Harstad, Norway, in position 68°43,7'N, 16°34,6'E, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (846, 853 and 882 Sqn FAA) of the British escort carriers HMS Searcher, HMS Trumpeter and HMS Queen.

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