HMS Bombardier (T 304)
ASW Trawler of the Military class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||28 May 1942|
|Laid down||16 Oct 1942|
|Launched||23 Jan 1943|
|Commissioned||15 May 1943|
|History||Sold in 1946.
Bombardier became the Norman which was owned by Hellyer Bros, Hull. Norman was lost off Greenland in 1952, there was only 1 survivor.
Commands listed for HMS Bombardier (T 304)
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|1||A/Skr.Lt. Charles William Burman, RNR||28 Apr 1943||1 Nov 1944|
|2||A/Skr.Lt. Gunnar Lie Olesen, RNR||1 Nov 1944||30 Mar 1945|
|3||A/Skr.Lt. James Stanley Harper, RNR||30 Mar 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Bombardier include:
2 Oct 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR) and HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN). (2)
3 Oct 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR), HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR) and HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. D.G. King, RCNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/17786
- ADM 173/17787
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.