Allied Warships

HMS Comet

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched7 Mar 1924 
CommissionedSep 1939 
Lost30 Sep 1940 
History

Completed in March 1924 as Tamura.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 301 tons.

HMS Comet (Lt.Cdr. Sidney Richard James Woods, RNR) was mined and sunk off Falmouth on 30 September 1940.

 

Commands listed for HMS Comet

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. William Richmond Fell, OBE, RN24 Sep 1939

2T/Lt. John Coade Grose, RNR24 Apr 1940May 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Sidney Richard James Woods, RNRMay 194030 Sep 1940

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Notable events involving Comet include:


2 Oct 1939
HMS H 33 (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Caldwell, RN) departed Plymouth for her 1st war patrol. She is to patrol off the west coast of Ireland with special service trawler HMS Tamura (later to be named HMS Comet, Lt.Cdr. W.R. Fell, RN).

For the daily positions of HMS H 33 during this patrol see the map below. (HMS Tamura was operating very near to HMS H 33).

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8 Oct 1939
HMS H 33 (Lt.Cdr. L.J. Caldwell, RN) departed Plymouth to resume her 1st war patrol with special service trawler HMS Tamura (later to be named HMS Comet, Lt.Cdr. W.R. Fell, RN). (1)

25 Feb 1940
HMS H 33 shifted from Portland to Plymouth. She was escorted by HMS Tamura (later to be named HMS Comet). (2)

27 Feb 1940
HMS H 43 (Lt.Cdr. L.StG. Rich, RN) departed Plymouth for her 3rd war patrol. She is to patrol off the west coast of Ireland with special service trawler HMS Tamura (later to be named HMS Comet, Lt.Cdr. W.R. Fell, RN). (3)

20 Mar 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. G.C.I.St B.S. Watkins, RN) departed Plymouth for her 2nd war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off the west coast of Ireland with HMS Comet.

For the daily positions of HMS H 33 during this patrol see the map below. (HMS Comet was operating very near to HMS H 33).

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Sources

  1. ADM 199/1828
  2. ADM 173/16293
  3. ADM 199/1829

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


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