Allied Warships

HMS Coldstreamer (T 337)

ASW Trawler of the Military class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 337 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered16 Apr 1942 
Laid down12 Aug 1942 
Launched10 Dec 1942 
Commissioned9 Apr 1943 
End service 

Sold in 1946 to Hellyer Brothers Limited, Hull being renamed Esquimaux H297. Official number 181271. In April 1947 converted for fuel-oil burning. On 1 March 1948 sold to Devon Fishing Co Limited, Hull. On 5 May 1955 sold to West Dock Steam Fishing Co Limited, Hull being renamed Dunsley Wyke H297. On 29 June 1966 sold to Hellyer Brothers Limited, Hull. Early 1967 sold for scrap to Scrapping Co, Belgium. Arrived at Antwerp, Belgium for breaking up on 19 February 1967.


Commands listed for HMS Coldstreamer (T 337)

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1T/Lt. Harold Norman Smyth, RNVRApr 194311 Oct 1943
2T/Lt. Arthur Lancaster Kerr, RNVR11 Oct 1943Apr 1945
3T/Lt. George Beaumont Butler, RNVRApr 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Coldstreamer include:

5 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Coldstreamer (T/Lt. A.L. Kerr, RNVR), HMS Northern Sky (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR) and HMS Royal Marine (T/S.Lt. L.N. Holmes, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/19424

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

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