Allied Warships

HMS Foxtrot (T 109)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 109 
Built byCochrane & Sons shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down24 Oct 1939 
Launched23 Apr 1940 
Commissioned30 Aug 1940 
End service 
HistorySold 31 July 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Foxtrot (T 109)

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1T/Lt. Arthur Leonard Defrates, RNR31 Jul 19404 Dec 1940
2T/Lt. Sydney Reginald Smith, RNR4 Dec 194021 Feb 1941
3T/Lt. Royden James Gluning, RNR21 Feb 1941ca. Sep 41
4T/Lt. Juan Boyd Bald, RNVRca. Sep 41ca early44
5T/Lt. Owen Ralph Turville, RNVRca early44Aug 1945
6T/Lt. Gordon Forster, RNVRAug 1945

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Notable events involving Foxtrot include:

12 Jan 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown together with HMS Foxtrot (T/Lt. S.R. Smith, RNR) and HMS Rumba (T/Lt. N.E. Hendy, RNVR). (1)

30 Nov 1942
HMS P 216 (Lt. A.R. Daniell, DSC, RN) ended her 1st war patrol at Lerwick. She departed for Holy Loch later the same day together with HMS P 312 (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Favell, RN). They were escorted by HMS Scalby Wyke (Skr. A. Mackay, RNR) until 1300/1 when HMS Foxtrot took over the escort. (2)

20 Apr 1943
HMS Stella Carina and HMS Foxtrot together pick up 61 survivors from the American merchant Michigan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-565 about 60 nautical miles west of Oran, Algeria in position 35°59'N, 01°25'W.


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/1871

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

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