Allied Warships

HMS Hoverfly (FY 557)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 557 
Built by 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Built in 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 242 tons.

Returned to her owner on 15 January 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Hoverfly (FY 557)

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1G Harwood, RNR7 May 1940early 1945

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Notable events involving Hoverfly include:


29 Sep 1939
HMS H 34 (Lt. B.T. Simons, RN) departed Aberdeen for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the outer Hebrides together with special service trawler HMS Euryalus (later to be renamed HMS Hoverfly) (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (1)

2 Oct 1939
HMS H 34 (Lt.Cdr. B.T. Simons, RN) departed Scapa Flow to resume her 1st war patrol with the special service trawler HMS Euryalus (later to be renamed HMS Hoverfly) (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (1)

10 Oct 1939
HMS H 34 (Lt.Cdr. B.T. Simons, RN) departed 'Port A' (Loch Ewe) for her 2nd war patrol with the special service trawler HMS Euryalus (later to be renamed HMS Hoverfly) (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (1)

17 Oct 1939
HMS H 34 (Lt.Cdr. B.T. Simons, RN) departed 'Port A' (Loch Ewe) for her 3rd war patrol with the special service trawler HMS Euryalus (later to be renamed HMS Hoverfly) (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (1)

25 Oct 1939
HMS H 34 (Lt.Cdr. B.T. Simons, RN) departed 'Port A' (Loch Ewe) for Rosyth. She was escorted by the special service trawler HMS Euryalus (later to be renamed HMS Hoverfly) (Lt.Cdr. E.C.L. Day, RN). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1828
  2. ADM 173/15718

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


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