HMS Haarlem (FY 306)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||20 Nov 1937|
Completed in 9 March 1938.
Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Haarlem (FY 306)
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|1||T/Lt. Leslie Bertram Merrick, RNR||Jul 1940||24 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. Harry Riding, RNR||24 Sep 1942||Jan 1943|
|3||T/Lt. James Reginald Turner Broom, RNVR||Jan 1943||late 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Donald Arthur King, RNVR||late 1943||29 Jul 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Desmond D'Arcy Hay Kerr, RNVR||29 Jul 1944|
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Notable events involving Haarlem include:
28 Mar 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) carries out exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Fortune (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN), HMS Kingston Chrysolite (Skr. G.T. Lilley, DSC, RNR) and HMS Haarlem (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR). (3)
19 Oct 1941
HMS Haarlem (Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNVR) picks up one survivor from the British tanker Inverlee that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-204 30 nautical miles 240° from Cape Spartel, Morocco.
29 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lord Austin (T/Lt. E.L. Wathen, RNR), HMS Ayrshire, HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and HMS Haarlem (Lt. H. Riding, RNR). (5)
For the daily positions of HMS Voracious to Malta see the map below.
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16680
- File 2.12.03.6404 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17567
- ADM 173/17255
- ADM 173/17256
- ADM 173/19437
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.