HMS Hamlet (T 167)
MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||12 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||21 Feb 1940|
|Launched||24 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||23 Dec 1940|
|History||Sold 30 January 1947.|
Commands listed for HMS Hamlet (T 167)
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|1||T/Lt. Charles Robertson, RNR||6 Nov 1940||30 Dec 1940|
|2||T/Lt. Henry Harcus Bolton, RNVR||30 Dec 1940||25 May 1943|
|3||T/Lt. John Craig Boyd, RNVR||25 May 1943||28 Dec 1943|
|4||T/Lt. David John Morris, DSC, RNR||28 Dec 1943||17 Aug 1944|
|5||A/Skr.Lt. Jock Alan MacTean, RNR||17 Aug 1944||11 Aug 1945|
|6||J W Brown, RNVR||11 Aug 1945||29 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Hamlet include:
22 Apr 1943
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick where she arrived later the same day. She was escorted by the British M/S trawler HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. H.H. Bolton, RNVR). (1)
6 Jul 1944
HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Mermaid (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Mosse, RN), HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. J.C. Boyd, RNVR) and HMS Graemsay (A/Skr.Lt. A.R. Lewis, RNR). (2)
1 Sep 1944
HMS Ultor (Lt. G.E. Hunt, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Holy Loch for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Mistral (Lt. J.H.M. Sowry, RNVR) until 2130/2 when HMS Hamlet (T/Lt. J.C. Boyd, RNVR) took over the escort. (3)
- File 2.12.03.6390 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18719
- ADM 173/19172
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.