Allied Warships

HMS Gateshead (T 288)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 288 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered8 Aug 1941 
Laid down12 Dec 1941 
Launched1 Aug 1942 
Commissioned11 May 1943 
End service 
HistoryScrapped 13 October 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Gateshead (T 288)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Richard Brian Hughes, RNVRNov 19421 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Gateshead include:


10 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (1)

11 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dittany (T/Lt. S.W. Lock, RNVR) and HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (1)

12 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dittany (T/Lt. S.W. Lock, RNVR) and HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (1)

14 Apr 1944
At 1230 hours, HMS Clyde (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Brookes, DSO, DSC, RN), made contact with HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR) off Bishops Rock. They then proceeded to Falmouth where tey arrived at 2000 hours. (2)

7 Nov 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) shifted from Falmouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (3)

8 Nov 1944
HMS Surf (Lt. D. Lambert, DSC, RN) shifted from Portland to Portsmouth. She was escorted by HMS Gateshead (T/Lt. R.B. Hughes, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/18461
  3. ADM 173/18908

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


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