Allied Warships

HMS Copinsay (T 147)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 147 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered27 May 1940 
Laid down7 Aug 1940 
Launched2 Dec 1940 
Commissioned26 Apr 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in June 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Copinsay (T 147)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Edward Robert Harris, RNR8 Apr 1941Oct 1942
2Skr. Jock Alan MacTean, RNROct 1942mid 1944
3T/Skr. Bertie Ernest Brown, RNRmid 1944

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Notable events involving Copinsay include:


3 Apr 1942
HMS Copinsay (Skr. E.R. Harris, RNR) picks up 99 survivors from the US merchant ship West Irmo that was torpedoed and sunk by the German U-boat U-505 about 300 miles south-west of Takoradi.

2 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Lord Nuffield (A/Skr.Lt. C.L. Buchan, RNR) and HMS Copinsay (Skr. J.A. MacTean, RNR). (1)

3 May 1944
HMS H 32 (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Lord Nuffield (A/Skr.Lt. C.L. Buchan, RNR), HMS Copinsay (Skr. J.A. MacTean, RNR) and HMS Potentilla (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18480

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


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