Allied Warships

HMS Cotillion (T 104)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassDance 
PennantT 104 
Built byArdrossan Dockyard (Ardrossan, Scotland) : Plenty 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Jun 1940 
Launched21 Dec 1940 
Commissioned13 Jun 1941 
End service 
HistorySold 28 March 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMS Cotillion (T 104)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Skr.Lt. James Flett, RNR13 May 1941early 1942

2A/Skr.Lt. Francis Charles Butler, RNR3 Jul 19428 May 1943
3T/Lt. Stanley Grant Fowler, RNR8 May 194311 Feb 1944
4T/Lt. Keith Watkins Hume, RNR11 Feb 194416 May 1944
5T/Lt. Harold John Howard, RNR16 May 194426 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Cotillion include:


4 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Balta (T/Lt. J.A.H. Punting, RNR), HMS Cotillion (A/Skr.Lt. J. Flett, RNR), HMS Polka (T/Lt. K.C. Donaldson, RNVR) and HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR). (1)

5 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Cotillion (A/Skr.Lt. J. Flett, RNR), FFS Alysse and HMS Minuet (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (1)

11 Apr 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) departed Campbeltown for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Cotillion (A/Skr.Lt. F.C. Butler, RNR). (2)

24 Aug 1943
HMS Sea Rover (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Holy Loch. She makes the passage together with HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) that came from Lerwick. They were escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Cotillion (T/Lt. S.G. Fowler, RNR). (3)

27 Feb 1944
HMS Stygian (Lt. A.G. Chandler, RNR) departed her builders yard for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMS Cotillion (T/Lt. K.W. Hume, RNR). (4)

4 Oct 1944
HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, RNR) and HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Plymouth to Portland. They were escorted by HMS Cotillion (T/Lt. H.J. Howard, RNR). (5)

5 Oct 1944
HMS Ultimatum (Lt. W.H. Kett, RNR) and HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. They were escorted by HMS Cotillion (T/Lt. H.J. Howard, RNR). (5)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17781
  3. ADM 199/627
  4. ADM 173/18870
  5. ADM 173/19164

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


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