Allied Warships

HMS Gweal (T 246)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 246 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered24 Oct 1941 
Laid down12 Mar 1942 
Launched17 Jun 1942 
Commissioned4 Nov 1942 
End service 
HistorySold in 1948.

 
Former nameHMS Broreray

Commands listed for HMS Gweal (T 246)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Thomason Hodson, DSC, RNVR19 Jan 1943mid 1943
2T/Lt. Peter Edward Charles Reuben Main, RNVRmid 19431 Aug 1943
3T/Lt. Wynyard Paul Bush, DSC, RNVR1 Aug 1943early 1944
4T/Lt. Peter Edward Charles Reuben Main, RNVRearly 19441 Jan 1945
5T/Lt. Harold Hilton, RNVR1 Jan 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Gweal include:


25 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Gweal (T/Lt. H. Hilton, RNVR), HMS Thirlmere (T/Lt. H.O. Olsen, RNR), HMS Amber (T/Lt. C.A. Lines, RNVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Upshot]. (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20193

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


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