Allied Warships

HMS Bern (T 294)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 294 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered16 Jun 1941 
Laid down24 Dec 1941 
Launched2 May 1942 
Commissioned30 Sep 1942 
End service 


Commands listed for HMS Bern (T 294)

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1T/Lt. Ewart Stanley Brookes, RNVR16 Sep 19425 Apr 1944
2T/Lt. Haakon Wivestad, RNR5 Apr 19441 Aug 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR1 Aug 1944Early 1945
4T/Lt. Sydney Lawrence Hawkes, RNVREarly 1945

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Notable events involving Bern include:

22 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bern (T/Lt. E.S. Brookes, RNVR) and HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17255

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

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