Allied Warships

HMS Haarlem (FY 306)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 306 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Nov 1937 
CommissionedJul 1940 
End service 

Completed in 9 March 1938.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 8 June 1940.
Displacement: 431 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Scrapped at Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Netherlands late 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Haarlem (FY 306)

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1T/Lt. Leslie Bertram Merrick, RNRJul 194024 Sep 1942
2Lt. Harry Riding, RNR24 Sep 1942Jan 1943
3T/Lt. James Reginald Turner Broom, RNVRJan 1943late 1943
4T/Lt. Donald Arthur King, RNVRlate 194329 Jul 1944
5T/Lt. Desmond D'Arcy Hay Kerr, RNVR29 Jul 1944

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Notable events involving Haarlem include:

19 Oct 1941
HMS Haarlem (Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNVR) picks up one survivor from the British tanker Inverlee that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-204 30 nautical miles 240° from Cape Spartel, Morocco.

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