Allied Warships

HMS Foulness (T 342)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 342 
Built byJ. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered11 Apr 1942 
Laid down16 Oct 1942 
Launched23 Mar 1943 
Commissioned30 Jun 1943 
End service 


Commands listed for HMS Foulness (T 342)

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1T/Lt. Walter Edward Mercer, RNVRMay 1943Jan 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ewart Stanley Brookes, RNVRJan 1945Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Foulness include:

10 Sep 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Ballinderry (Lt.Cdr. E.F. Aikman, RNR) and HMS Foulness (T/Lt. W.E. Mercer, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17928

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

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