Allied Warships

HMS Guardsman (T 393)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 393 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered20 Mar 1943 
Laid down28 Jan 1944 
Launched7 Jun 1944 
Commissioned27 Aug 1944 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Guardsman (T 393)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. John Hollis Linggard, RNVRJul 194412 Feb 1945
2T/Lt. John Edward Purvess, RNR12 Feb 19455 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Guardsman include:

9 Sep 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) shifted from Stornoway to Tobermory escorted by HMS Guardsman (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Linggard, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19299

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

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