Allied Warships

HMS Sapper (T 336)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassMilitary 
PennantT 336 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered7 Feb 1942 
Laid down10 Aug 1942 
Launched11 Nov 1942 
Commissioned19 Mar 1943 
End service 
HistorySold in April 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Sapper (T 336)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Richard Charles Lees, RNR8 Mar 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Sapper include:


9 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with FFS Commandant Detroyant and HMS Promise (T/Lt. S.A. Sargent, RNVR), HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN) and HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR). (1)

13 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Castleton (Cdr.(Retd.) C.W.V.T.S. Lepper, RN), HMS Chanticleer (Lt.Cdr. R.H. Bristowe, DSO, RN), HMS Coverley (T/Lt. L.R. Lord, RNVR) and HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Coverley (T/Lt. L.R. Lord, RNVR), HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. G.W. Slough, RANVR). (1)

6 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR) and HMS Quadrille (T/Lt. G.A. Peat, RNVR). (2)

6 Jun 1944
HM Trawler Sapper (Lieutenant R.C. Lees RNR) provided escort for Assault Convoy G6, bound for Gold Beach, Normandy. (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17923
  2. ADM 173/18472
  3. Personal communication

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


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