Allied Warships

HMS Hayling (T 271)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 271 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered1 Jan 1942 
Laid down14 Apr 1942 
Launched17 Aug 1942 
Commissioned31 Dec 1942 
End service 

Lent to the Portugese Navy in October 1943.
Returned in July 1945.
Sold to the Portugese Navy on 11 June 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Hayling (T 271)

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1T/Lt. George Brown Christie, RNR14 Dec 19428 Aug 1943
2T/Lt. George Frederick Bryant, RNVR8 Aug 1943Oct 1943

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Notable events involving Hayling include:

27 Feb 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR) and HMS Hayling. (T/Lt. G.B. Christie, RNR). (1)

19 Apr 1943
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Tuna (Lt. D.S.R. Martin, RN). They were escorted by HMS Hayling. (T/Lt. G.B. Christie, RNR). (2)

2 May 1943
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Lerwick. She was escorted by HMS Hayling (T/Lt. G.B. Christie, RNR). (3)

18 Jun 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Grenville (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, DSO, RN) and HMS Savage (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, DSO, RN), HMS Hayling. (T/Lt. G.B. Christie, RNR) and HMS Bootle (Lt. A. Ecclestone, RN). (4)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/1878
  3. ADM 173/18150
  4. ADM 173/18374

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

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