Allied Warships

HMS Eriskay (T 217)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 217 
Built byFleming & Ferguson Ltd. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Ordered17 May 1941 
Laid down20 Nov 1941 
Launched28 Aug 1942 
Commissioned21 Oct 1942 
End service 
History

Lent to the Portugese Navy in October 1943.
Returned to the Royal Navy in July 1945.
Sold to the Portugese Navy on 11 June 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Eriskay (T 217)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Frank Bennett Cunningham, RNVR28 Sep 194222 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. Stephen Crichton Dickinson, RNVR22 Mar 1943Oct 1943

3T/Lt. Eric Henry Andrews, RNVRmid 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Eriskay include:


7 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fly (Lt.Cdr. R.B. Chandler, RN) and HMS Eriskay (T/Lt. F.B. Cunningham, RNVR). (1)

11 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eriskay (T/Lt. F.B. Cunningham, RNVR) and HMS Southern Spray (A/Skr.Lt. W. Martin, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17255

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


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