HMS Herschell (T 289)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||George T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||8 Aug 1941|
|Laid down||20 Jan 1942|
|Launched||9 Nov 1942|
|Commissioned||29 May 1943|
|History||Sold in 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Herschell (T 289)
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|1||T/Lt. Sir Joseph Herbert Spence Fayrer, DSC, RNVR||Mar 1943||14 Sep 1943|
|2||J E Freestone, RNR||14 Sep 1943||16 Nov 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Vivian Errol Bowyer, DSC, RNVR||16 Nov 1944||16 Feb 1945|
|4||T/Lt. George Gordon Chisholm, RNVR||16 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)
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19214
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.