HMS Patroller (D 07)
Escort Carrier of the Ameer class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||27 Nov 1942|
|Launched||6 May 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Oct 1943|
|End service||13 Dec 1946|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
|Former name||USS Keneenaw|
Commands listed for HMS Patroller (D 07)
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|1||Capt. Arthur Ian Robertson, RNR||Oct 1943||17 Apr 1944|
|2||Capt. Clive Denison Arbuthnot, RN||17 Apr 1944||27 Sep 1945|
|3||Capt. James Ian Robertson, RN||27 Sep 1945||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Patroller include:
4 Jan 1944
HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) departed Fremantle for Colombo where she was to join the Eastern Fleet. During the passege Tromp acted as escort for the British escort carrier HMS Patroller (Capt. A.I. Robertson, RNR). (1)
12 Jan 1944
HrMs Tromp (A/Capt. F. Stam, RNN) and the British escort carrier HMS Patroller (Capt. A.I. Robertson, RNR) were joined around 1300FG/12 by the Australian destroyers HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN).
Around 0800FG/13, HrMs Tromp parted company to proceed to Colombo where she arrived around 1500C/13. (2)
25 Jan 1944
Around 0830FG/25, HMS Patroller (Capt. A.I. Robertson, RNR) departed Colombo for Fremantle. She was escorted by HMAS Napier (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Green, DSC, RAN) and HMAS Nizam (Cdr. C.H. Brooks, RAN).
The destroyers parted company around 1200G/26 and proceeded back to the northwards. (3)
- File 2.12.03.6853 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 53/120209 + File 2.12.03.6853 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 53/120209
- ADM 53/120209 + ADM 199/1388
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.