Allied Warships

HMS Whalsay (T 293)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 293 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered16 Jun 1941 
Laid down9 Dec 1941 
Launched4 Apr 1942 
Commissioned4 Sep 1942 
End service 

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


Commands listed for HMS Whalsay (T 293)

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1T/Lt. Frederick John Stevens Crawford, RNVR24 Aug 1942Oct 1943

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Notable events involving Whalsay include:

27 Oct 1942
HMS H 44 (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) departed Tobermory for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Whalsay (T/Lt. F.J.S. Crawford, RNVR). (1)

16 Sep 1943
HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Yarmouth for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Safari (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by Chasseur 5. In the evening they were joined by HMS Whalsay (T/Lt. F.J.S. Crawford, RNVR) and HMS Mangrove (T/Lt. J.K.M. Warde, RNVR) who took over the escort. (2)


  1. ADM 173/17266
  2. ADM 199/1826

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

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