Allied Warships

HMS Van Oost (FY 330)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 330 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched4 Mar 1926 
CommissionedMar 1941 
End service 
History

Completed on 28 April 1926.
Taken over by the Admiralty in July 1940.
Displacement: 352 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Renamed Merkury in 1948.
Scrapped at Gdansk, Poland in April 1962.

 

Commands listed for HMS Van Oost (FY 330)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Alexander Bruce, RNR16 Mar 1941Oct 1942
2Skr. Albert Edward Walckner, RNROct 1942early 1943
3Skr. John Hay Forman, RNRearly 19435 Jul 1943
4Skr. Albert Edward Wood, RNR5 Jul 1943late 1944

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Van Oost include:


25 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Freesia (Lt.Cdr. T.G. Hill, RNR) and HMS Van Oost. (1)

27 Nov 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. L.W. Napier, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS La Capricieuse (Lt.Cdr. S.A. Jones, RNR) and HMS Van Oost. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16308

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


Return to the Allied Warships section