Allied Warships

HMS Herschell (T 289)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 289 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered8 Aug 1941 
Laid down20 Jan 1942 
Launched9 Nov 1942 
Commissioned29 May 1943 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Herschell (T 289)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Sir Joseph Herbert Spence Fayrer, DSC, RNVRMar 194314 Sep 1943
2J E Freestone, RNR14 Sep 194316 Nov 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Vivian Errol Bowyer, DSC, RNVR16 Nov 194416 Feb 1945
4T/Lt. George Gordon Chisholm, RNVR16 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Herschell include:


9 Nov 1943
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hadleigh Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.V. Gordon, DSC, RNVR), HMS Avon (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR) and HMS Herschell (T/Lt. J.E. Freestone, RNR). (1)

8 Mar 1944
HMS Unison (T/Lt. P.C.S. Pritchard, RNR) and HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) departed Plymouth for Rothesay. They were escorted HMS Herschell (T/Lt. J.E. Freestone, RNR) and HMS Daffodil (Cdr.(Retd.) S.F. Russell, RN). (2)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/19214

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


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