Allied Warships

HMS Fusilier (T 305)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
ClassMilitary 
PennantT 305 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered16 Apr 1942 
Laid down12 Sep 1942 
Launched23 Dec 1942 
Commissioned30 Apr 1943 
End service 
History

Sold in April 1946 being renamed Serron.
Scrapped at Grays on 13 January 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMS Fusilier (T 305)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Frank Maurice Phillips, RNVR19 Apr 1943late 1944
2T/Lt. William Margach, RNVRlate 194411 Feb 1945
3T/Lt. Kenneth Edgar Blake Howell, RNVR11 Feb 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Fusilier include:


22 Jun 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Lotus (Lt. H.J. Hall, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Trent (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Rankin, DSC, RNR) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (1)

23 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS St. Laurent (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Agassiz (T/Lt. E.M. More, RCNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (2)

24 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMS Nene (Cdr. J.D. Birch, RD, RNR), HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. H.K. Hill, RCNVR) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17771
  2. ADM 173/17925
  3. ADM 173/17795

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


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