Allied Warships

HMS Pirouette (T 39)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassDance 
PennantT 39 
Built byGoole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down18 Dec 1939 
Launched22 Jun 1940 
Commissioned30 Aug 1940 
End service 
HistorySold in July 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Pirouette (T 39)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Eric Robert Pate, RNR15 Aug 19403 Jul 1942
2T/Lt. Cyril Hillyard Wardroper, RNVR3 Jul 1942early 1945
3T/Lt. Alfred Ernest Dennis, RNVRearly 1945

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Notable events involving Pirouette include:


19 Sep 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. A.R. Cheyne, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pirouette (T/Lt. E.R. Pate, RNR) and HMS Southern Breeze (Ch.Skr. G.W. Holliday, RNR). (1)

24 Sep 1940
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.V. Prowse, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pirouette (T/Lt. E.R. Pate, RNR) and HMS Honeysuckle (Lt. G.W. Gregorie, RNR). (1)

30 Jan 1945
HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Wear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G.L. Hone, RNVR) and HMS Pirouette. (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16332
  2. ADM 173/20229

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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