Allied Warships

HMS Whitethorn (T 127)

MS Trawler of the Tree class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassTree 
PennantT 127 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Jun 1939 
Laid down25 Jul 1939 
Launched10 Nov 1939 
Commissioned28 Feb 1940 
End service 
HistorySold in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Whitethorn (T 127)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. William George Howe Bolton, RNR27 Mar 1940Feb 1941
2T/Lt. William Joseph Griffiths, RNRFeb 194111 Feb 1943
3T/Lt. George William Slough, RANVR11 Feb 19434 Sep 1944
4T/Lt. Leslie Roy Coe, RNVR4 Sep 19443 Mar 1945
5T/Lt. Edwin Stanley Robert Swan, RNVR3 Mar 194515 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Whitethorn include:


6 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (1)

7 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (1)

13 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Bellwort (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.G. Donald, RNVR) and HMS Tynwald (A/Capt. (retired) F.T. Peters, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR) and another vessel. (1)

15 Dec 1941
HrMs O 9 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) shifted from Tobermory to Oban. She was escorted by HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. W.J. Griffiths, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) conducted A/S exercises off the Isle of Mull together with HMS Coverley (T/Lt. L.R. Lord, RNVR), HMS Sapper (T/Lt. R.C. Lees, RNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Whitethorn (T/Lt. G.W. Slough, RANVR). (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/17923

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


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