Allied Warships

HMS Pearl (T 22)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantT 22 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched18 Dec 1933 
CommissionedOct 1935 
End service 

Built in 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in October 1935.
Displacement: 649 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold 18 April 1946.
Renamed Westella in 1946.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 18 August 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Pearl (T 22)

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1A/Boatswain Roland Harvey, RN15 Jun 193914 Oct 1939
2Cdr. (retired) Norman Blythe Weir, RN14 Oct 19395 Jul 1940
3Lt.Cdr. William Nelson Mitchell Faichney, RNR5 Jul 19407 Sep 1940
4T/Lt. George Pemberton, RNR7 Sep 1940mid 1941
5T/Lt. Gilbert Kenneth Hill, RNVRmid 19417 Dec 1943
6T/Lt. Bertram George Barfoot, RNVR7 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving Pearl include:

28 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR), HMS Gweal (T/Lt. P.E.C.R. Main, RNVR), HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.G. Cory, RNR) and HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (1)

23 Dec 1944
HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR) picks up 51 survivors from the British merchant Dumfries that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-322 south of St.Catherine?s Point, Isle of Wight in position 50°23'N, 01°43'W.


  1. ADM 173/18697

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

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