HMS Morris Dance (T 117)
ASW Trawler of the Dance class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||18 Dec 1939|
|Launched||6 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||7 Oct 1940|
|History||Sold in 1947.|
Commands listed for HMS Morris Dance (T 117)
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|1||Lt. Alexander Bruce, RCNVR||10 Sep 1940||18 Jun 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Sidney Alan MacKechnie, RNVR||18 Jun 1942||mid 1943|
|3||T/Lt. John Gregory Haynes, RNVR||1 Dec 1943||3 Jul 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Frederick Haakon Olaf Lambert, RNVR||3 Jul 1944||Jan 1945|
|5||T/Lt. Donald Blair Middleton, RNVR||Jan 1945|
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Notable events involving Morris Dance include:
27 Oct 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed Freetown for a few days of exercises together with the destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN), the corvettes HMS Armeria (T/Lt. H.N. Russell, RNR), HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR), HMS Aster (Lt.Cdr. E. Hewitt, RD, RNR), the A/S trawlers HMS Fandango (Lt. J.A.T. Maishman, RNR), HMS Morris Dance (Lt. A. Bruce, RCNVR) and several ML's. (1)
22 Nov 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Burdock (Lt.Cdr. E.H. Lynes, RD, RNR), FFS Commandant Drogou, FFS Commandant Detroyat, HMS Morris Dance (T/Lt. S.A. MacKechnie, RNVR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. E.C.F.D. Jacquier, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/16987
- ADM 173/17528
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.