Allied Warships

HMS Portsdown (T 221)

ASW Trawler of the Hill class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 221 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered18 Jan 1941 
Laid down7 May 1941 
Launched24 Sep 1941 
Commissioned4 Mar 1942 
End service 

Sold on 10 April 1946 to Hull Merchants Amalgamated Trawlers Limited, Hull. Renamed Sollum H369. Official number 181287.
Resold on 21 January 1949 to Derwent Trawlers Limited, Grimsby. Renamed Hargood GY8. Fitted for fuel-oil in December 1949.
Resold on 24 June 1955 to Iago Steam Trawlers Limited, London. Renamed Red Sabre LO71
Vessel sold for scrap to Haulbowline Industries Limited, Eire in 1964. Arrived Passage West Cork for breaking up on 21 December 1964.


Commands listed for HMS Portsdown (T 221)

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1Lt. Edward Leo Donkin, RNRJan 194210 Mar 1944
2T/Lt. Leonard George Bradley, RNVR10 Mar 194420 Feb 1945
3T/Lt. Kenneth Harold Forth, RNVR20 Feb 1945mid 1945

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