Allied Warships

HMS Quadrille (T 133)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassDance 
PennantT 133 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down19 Jun 1940 
Launched15 Mar 1941 
Commissioned14 Jul 1941 
End service 
HistorySold 6 June 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Quadrille (T 133)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Harold Fletcher Hayes, RNVRJul 194112 Aug 1941
2T/Lt. Noel Thomas Chetwood, RNVR12 Aug 19417 Dec 1943
3T/Lt. George Alastair Peat, RNVR7 Dec 194314 Sep 1944
4T/Lt. John Manning Walton, RNVR14 Sep 19445 Jul 1945
5T/Lt. George Harold Batty, RNVR5 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Quadrille include:


2 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Lowestoft (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Proudfoot, RN), HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.V. Gladstone, RN) and HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (1)

3 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (1)

21 Nov 1942
The Dutch submarine HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) and the Polish submarine ORP Sokol (Lt.Cdr. J. Kozio³kowski) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She is escorted by the British ASW trawler HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). On the 23th the British ASW trawler HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR) took over the escort. (2)

25 Nov 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) departed Rothesay for Londonderry. She was escorted by HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. N.T. Chetwood, RNVR). (3)

26 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gorleston (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.A.E. Leonard, RNZNVR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (4)

27 Feb 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Cam (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Smythe, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (T/Lt. A.W. James, RNR), HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR) and HMS Kilbride (Lt. H.O. L’Estrange, DSC, RNR). (4)

28 Feb 1944
HMS Thorough (Lt.Cdr. J.G. Hopkins, RN) departed from her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Virtue (Lt. R.D. Cairns, DSC. RN). They were escorted by HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR). (5)

6 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR) and HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR). (6)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File 2.12.03.6389 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17243
  4. ADM 173/19325
  5. ADM 173/19006
  6. ADM 173/18472

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


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