Allied Warships

HMS Lancer (T 335)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassMilitary 
PennantT 335 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered7 Feb 1942 
Laid down3 Jul 1942 
Launched26 Oct 1942 
Commissioned26 Feb 1943 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Lancer (T 335)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Skr.Lt. Albert Robinson, DSC, RNR12 Feb 194321 Feb 1944
2A/Skr.Lt. James Albert Cornelius, RNR21 Feb 194417 Oct 1944
3A/Skr.Lt. William John Prior Soloman, RNR17 Oct 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Lancer include:


19 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Derby County (Lt. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR), HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. A. Robinson, DSC, RNR) and HMS Deveron (Lt.Cdr. R.E.H. Partington, RD, RNR). (1)

26 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR) and HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. A. Robinson, DSC, RNR). (1)

27 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR), HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. A. Robinson, DSC, RNR), HMS Wild Goose (Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN) and HMS Duncan (Cdr. Sir P.W Gretton, DSO, DSC, OBE, RN). (1)

29 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Tobermory for Campbeltown. She was escorted by HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. A. Robinson, DSC, RNR). (1)

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). (2)

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). (2)

27 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR) and HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR). (2)

28 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR) and HMS Lancer (A/Skr.Lt. J.A. Cornelius, RNR). (2)

Sources

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

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


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