HMS Fandango (T 107)
ASW Trawler of the Dance class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||24 Oct 1939|
|Launched||26 Mar 1940|
|Commissioned||11 Jul 1940|
|History||Sold in 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Fandango (T 107)
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|1||T/Lt. Frank Clifford Hopkins, RNR||3 Jul 1940||4 Nov 1940|
|2||T/Lt. George Edwin Mabbott, RNVR||4 Nov 1940||20 Jun 1941|
|3||Lt. John Anthony Thornton Maishman, RNR||20 Jun 1941||Jan 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Alfred Leslie Jasper, RNVR||Jan 1942||1 Oct 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Arthur Graham Fisher, RNR||1 Oct 1942||3 Apr 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Bernard Hugh Firman, RNVR||3 Apr 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Fandango include:
1 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Godetia (Lt.Cdr. G.V. Legassick, RNR), HMS Primrose (Lt.Cdr. C.B. Sanders, RNVR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (1)
2 Aug 1940
HrMs O 9 (Lt. H.A.W. Goossens, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Bluebell (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Sherwood, RNR), HMS Clematis (Cdr. Y.M. Cleeves, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNR). (1)
21 Sep 1940
The British tanker Invershannon is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-99 480 nautical miles west of Bloody Foreland in position 55°40'N, 22°04'W. 17 survivors were later picked up by the British sloop HMS Flamingo (Cdr. J.H. Huntley, RN) and 15 survivors were picked up by the British ASW trawler HMS Fandango (T/Lt. F.C. Hopkins, RNVR).
27 Oct 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) departed Freetown for a few days of exercises together with the destroyer HMS Vansittart (Lt.Cdr. R.L.S. Gaisford, RN), the corvettes HMS Armeria (T/Lt. H.N. Russell, RNR), HMS Cyclamen (Lt. H.N. Lawson, RNR), HMS Aster (Lt.Cdr. E. Hewitt, RD, RNR), the A/S trawlers HMS Fandango (Lt. J.A.T. Maishman, RNR), HMS Morris Dance (Lt. A. Bruce, RCNVR) and several ML's. (2)
30 May 1943
HMS Fandango (T/Lt. A.G. Fisher, RNR) picks up 63 survivors from the American merchant Flora MacDonald that was torpedoed and heavily damaged by German U-boat U-126 south of Freetown in position 07°15'N, 13°20'W.
- File 2.12.03.6365 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/16987
- ADM 173/16988
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.