Allied Warships

HMS Bombardier (T 304)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassMilitary 
PennantT 304 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered28 May 1942 
Laid down16 Oct 1942 
Launched23 Jan 1943 
Commissioned15 May 1943 
End service 
HistorySold 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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CommanderFromTo
1A/Skr.Lt. Charles William Burman, RNR28 Apr 19431 Nov 1944
2A/Skr.Lt. Gunnar Lie Olesen, RNR1 Nov 194430 Mar 1945
3A/Skr.Lt. James Stanley Harper, RNR30 Mar 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Bombardier include:


29 Sep 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). (1)

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)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17786
  2. ADM 173/17787

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


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