HMS Balta (T 50)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||6 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||10 Aug 1940|
|Launched||2 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||16 May 1941|
|History||Sold 16 July 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Balta (T 50)
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|1||T/Lt. John Ambrose Hanson Pontin, RNR||7 May 1941||Apr 1943|
|2||T/Lt. William Easton Turner, RNVR||Apr 1943||early 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Robert William Brough, RNVR||early 1944|
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Notable events involving Balta include:
4 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Balta (T/Lt. J.A.H. Punting, RNR), HMS Cotillion (A/Skr.Lt. J. Flett, RNR), HMS Polka (T/Lt. K.C. Donaldson, RNVR) and HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR). (1)
After these exercises O 21 departed from Addu Atoll for Colombo. (2)
- File 2.12.03.6376 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6413 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)