Allied Warships

HMS Yestor (T 222)

ASW Trawler of the Hill class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassHill 
PennantT 222 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered18 Jan 1941 
Laid down4 Jun 1941 
Launched21 Oct 1941 
Commissioned10 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to Hudson Brothers Limited, Hull on 10 April 1946. Renamed Cape Cleveland H355. Official number 181280. Fitted for fuel-oil in November 1947.
Resold to Clyde Trawlers Limited, Hull on 12 November 1947. Renamed Stella Carina H573.
Resold to Hudson Brothers Limited, Hull on 5 September 1949. Renamed Cape Finnesterre H355.
Resold to Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Limited, Grimsby on 24 January 1952. Renamed Dragoon GY222.
Sold to Wyre Trawlers Limited, Fleetwood on 23 June 1960. Renamed Dragoon FD60.
Vessel sold for scrap to West of Scotland Shipbreaking Co Limited in 1966. Arrived Troon for breaking up on 18 December 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMS Yestor (T 222)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Robert Clifford Holt, RNVR12 Mar 1942Nov 1943
2T/Lt. Harry Sidmouth-Willing, DSC, RNVRNov1943Dec 1944
3T/Lt. John McVittie Taylor Moresby, RNVRDec 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Yestor include:


10 Jun 1942
HMS P 615 (Lt. P.E. Newstead, RN) departed Holy Loch for Loch Ewe. She was escorted by HMS Yestor (Lt. R.C. Holt, RNVR).

For the daily positions of the HMS P 615 during the passage from Holy Loch to Reykjavik, Iceland see the map below.

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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)

23 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Lansdale, USS Plunkett, HMS Achates (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN) and HMS Yestor (Lt. R.C. Holt, RNVR). (3)

25 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) and HMS Beverley (Lt. R.A. Price, RN). (3)

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)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/424
  2. ADM 173/17252
  3. ADM 173/17216

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


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