Allied Warships

HMS Paynter (FY 242)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 242 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched27 Jul 1937 
CommissionedDec 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in October 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 472 tons.

Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Scrapped at Gateshead in July 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Paynter (FY 242)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. William John Prior Soloman, RNR21 Dec 193914 Aug 1940
2T/Lt. Frank Ardern, RNR14 Aug 194028 Jan 1941 (1)
3T/Lt. Charles Ingram Stevens, RNR28 Jan 19419 Apr 1941
4Lt. Richard Harwin Nossiter, RANVR9 Apr 1941Oct 1943
5T/Lt. Thomas Bruce Stewart Brown, RNVROct 1943

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Notable events involving Paynter include:


9 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Blackfly (T/Lt. A.P. Hughes, RNR) and HMS Paynter (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, RANVR). (2)

24 Feb 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Angle (T/Lt. E. Playne, RNVR), HMS Paynter (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR) and HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. http://www.unithistories.com/officers/RNR_officersA.html
  2. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17813

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


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