Allied Warships

HMS Notre Dame de France (FY 363)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 363 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
Commissioned25 Jan 1942 
End service 
History

Completed in March 1931.
Displacement: 433 tons.

Captured by the British after the fall of France on 3 July 1940 and transferred to the Royal Netherlands Navy, being commissioned on 25 November 1940. Transferred to the Royal Navy on 25 January 1942.

Scrapped in Belgium late 1956.

 

Commands listed for HMS Notre Dame de France (FY 363)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. John Coxall, RNR16 Jan 194210 Sep 1943
2Skr. William John Salisbury, RD, RNR10 Sep 1943

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Notable events involving Notre Dame de France include:


12 Jun 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Falmouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN) until 1000 hours when Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR) took over the escort duties. (1)

13 Jun 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, RN) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. She was escorted by Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR). (1)

7 Aug 1943
HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Lord Stanhope (A/Skr.Lt. W.R.A. Hicks, DSC, RNR), HMS Olvina (A/Skr.Lt. J. Howson, RNR), HMS Grimsby Town (Skr. W.A. Cormack, DSC, RNR) and Notre Dame de France (A/Skr.Lt. J. Coxall, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17817
  2. ADM 173/18331

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


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