Allied Warships

HMS Grenadier (T 334)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassMilitary 
PennantT 334 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered7 Feb 1942 
Laid down13 Jun 1942 
Launched26 Sep 1942 
Commissioned10 Feb 1943 
End service 
History

Sold to mercantile owners on 10 April 1946. Renamed Thuringia (GY 321) for Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Limited, Grimsby. Official number 166648. Converted for fuel-oil burning in August 1947. Sold to Northern Trawlers Limited, Grimsby in May 1966. Sold for scrapping to Clayton & Davie Limited. Arrived at Dunston-on-Tyne for breaking up on 30 October 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMS Grenadier (T 334)

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1A/Skr.Lt. Arthur George Day, RNR27 Jan 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving Grenadier include:


9 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Mutine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.E. Morley, DSC, RNVR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR) and HMS Rhododendron (Lt. L.A. Sayers, 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)

16 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) shifted from Stronoway to Tobermory and back. She was escorted by HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (3)

22 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (3)

23 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (3)

24 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR) and HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR). (3)

16 Mar 1945
HMS Grenadier (A/Skipper Lt. A.G. Day, RNR) picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Inger Toft that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-722 3 nautical miles 270° from Neirst Point, Isle of Skye in position 57°25'N, 06°52'W.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17787
  3. ADM 173/19217

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


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