Allied Warships

HMS Stroma (T 150)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 150 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered24 Aug 1940 
Laid down3 Apr 1941 
Launched19 Nov 1941 
Commissioned30 Jan 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to the Italian Navy in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Stroma (T 150)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. James Stanley Harper, RNR16 Jan 1942Jan 1945
2T/Skr. George Ernest Rushmer, RNRJan 1945mid/late45

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Notable events involving Stroma include:


12 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN), HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN), HMS Foula (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R.O.C. Greenstreet, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)

14 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Charlestown (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)

27 Sep 1942
The M/S trawlers HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. B.J. Hampson, RNR, Senior Officer), HMS Horatio (T/Lt. C.A. Lemkey, RNR), HMS Othello (T/Lt. S.C. Dickinson, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR) departed Milford Haven for Gibraltar. They were escorting the 134th HDML Flotilla made up of HDML 1210 (Senior Officer), HDML 1130, HDML 1131, HDML 1134, HDML 1146, HDML 1162, HDML 1235 and HDML 1237. (2)

6 Oct 1942
The M/S trawlers HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. B.J. Hampson, RNR, Senior Officer), HMS Horatio (T/Lt. C.A. Lemkey, RNR), HMS Othello (T/Lt. S.C. Dickinson, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR) and the 134th HDML Flotilla made up of HDML 1210 (Senior Officer), HDML 1130, HDML 1131, HDML 1134, HDML 1146, HDML 1162, HDML 1235 and HDML 1237 arrived at Gibraltar from the U.K. (3)

27 May 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Algiers with HMS Stroma (A/Skr.Lt. J.S. Harper, RNR) and HMS Ruskholm (T/Lt. R. Erskine, RNVR). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17493
  2. ADM 199/423
  3. ADM 199/662
  4. ADM 173/18255 + ADM 199/639

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


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