Allied Warships

HMS Jade (T 56)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantT 56 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched28 Mar 1933 
CommissionedNov 1935 
Lost21 Apr 1942 

Completed on 27 April 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1935.
Displacement: 392 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Jade (T/Lt. Arthur Robert James Tilston, DSC, SANF(V)) was sunk by aircraft bombs at Grand Harbour, Malta on 21 April 1942.


Commands listed for HMS Jade (T 56)

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1T/Lt. Arthur Robert James Tilston, SANF(V)???21 Apr 1942

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Notable events involving Jade include:

8 Aug 1941
HMS Talisman (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) departed from Malta for Alexandria. Before departing exercises were carried out with HMS Jade (Boatswain W.J.H. Fellows, RN).

No map of this passage can be displayed as there are no logs available for HMS Talisman for this period. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1151

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

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