HMS Yestor (T 222)
ASW Trawler of the Hill class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||4 Jun 1941|
|Launched||21 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||10 Apr 1942|
Sold to Hudson Brothers Limited, Hull on 10 April 1946. Renamed Cape Cleveland H355. Official number 181280. Fitted for fuel-oil in November 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Yestor (T 222)
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|1||Lt. Robert Clifford Holt, RNVR||12 Mar 1942||Nov 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Harry Sidmouth-Willing, DSC, RNVR||Nov1943||Dec 1944|
|3||T/Lt. John McVittie Taylor Moresby, RNVR||Dec 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Yestor include:
For the daily positions of the HMS P 615 during the passage from Holy Loch to Reykjavik, Iceland see the map below.
22 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Yestor (Lt. R.C. Holt, RNVR), HMS Bulldog (Cdr. M. Richmond, OBE, DSO, RN) and HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN). (2)
26 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Yestor (Lt. R.C. Holt, RNVR), HMS Beverley (Lt. R.A. Price, RN), USS Babbitt, USS Spencer, HMCS Collingwood (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, RCNR) and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (3)
- ADM 199/424
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17216
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.