HMS Eday (T 201)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||16 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||1 Apr 1941|
|Launched||26 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1941|
Lent to the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1944.
|Career notes||To Norway as Tromøy (ii)|
Commands listed for HMS Eday (T 201)
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|1||T/Lt. Walter Youlle Surtees, RNR||3 Nov 1941||mid 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Leslie George Harry Mole, RNVR||mid 1943||mid 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Thomas William Harford, RNVR||late 1944||5 Dec 1944|
|4||T/Lt. George Gordon Chisholm, RNVR||5 Dec 1944||early 1945|
|5||T/Lt. Jack Herbert Doughty, RNVR||7 Jun 1945||16 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Eday include:
17 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Trondheim. O 14 was escorted to a position East of the Shetland Islands by the British M/S trawler HMS Eday (T/Lt. W.Y. Surtees, RNR).
For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.
27 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (2)
28 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR) and HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 199/1856
- ADM 173/19424
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.