Allied Warships

HMS Dunkery (T 224)

ASW Trawler of the Hill class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassHill 
PennantT 224 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered15 Mar 1941 
Laid down11 Jul 1941 
Launched4 Dec 1941 
Commissioned29 May 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to Hellyer Brothers Limited, Hull on 4 April 1946.
Renamed Spaniard H366, official number 181283.
Fitted for fuel-oil in January 1947.
Sold to Northern Fishing Co., Hull on 1 March 1948.
Wrecked off Sletnes Lighthouse near Gamvik, Finnmark, Norway on 22 March 1949, all crew rescued.

 

Commands listed for HMS Dunkery (T 224)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Keith Buckley, RNVR9 Apr 194225 Aug 1942
2T/Lt. Stanley Martin Booker, RNVR25 Aug 1942Nov 1943
3T/Lt. Ernest Ross, RNVRNov 1943Jan 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Stanley Reffelle Shapland, RNVRJan 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Dunkery include:


12 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pennyworth (T/Lt. R.A. Mason, RNVR), HMS Clover (Lt.Cdr. F.A. Shaw, RNR), HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR) and HMS Dunkery (T/Lt. S.M. Booker, RNVR). (1)

13 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dunkery (T/Lt. S.M. Booker, RNVR) and HMS Highlander (Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (1)

14 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dunkery (T/Lt. S.M. Booker, RNVR), HMS Fame (Cdr. R. Heathcote, RN) and HMS Chelsea (Lt.Cdr. J.E.R. Wilford, RNR). (1)

15 Sep 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dunkery (T/Lt. S.M. Booker, RNVR) and HMS Fame (Cdr. R. Heathcote, RN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17253

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


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