Allied Warships

HMS Home Guard (T 394)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 394 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered20 Mar 1943 
Laid down17 Feb 1944 
Launched8 Jul 1944 
Commissioned19 Sep 1944 
End service 

Sold on 10 April 1946 to Loyal Steam Fishing Co Limited, Grimsby, renamed Loyal GY 344. Official number 166650. In August 1947 converted for fuel-oil burning. In January 1966 sold to Northern Trawlers Limited, Grimsby. Later in 1966 sold for scrapping to Scrapping Co, Willerbroek, Belgium 1966. Arrived Antwerp for breaking up 2 July 1966.


Commands listed for HMS Home Guard (T 394)

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1T/Lt. Mark Hellyer, RNVRJul 19448 Aug 1945
2T/Lt. John Muir, RNVR8 Aug 19451 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Home Guard include:

1 Mar 1945
HMS Home Guard (T/Lt. M. Hellyer, RNVR) picks up 35 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Alcedo that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day off Reykjavik, Iceland in position 64°07'N, 23°17'W by German U-boat U-1022.

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