Allied Warships

HMS Alouette (FY 101)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 101 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched6 Feb 1939 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost19 Sep 1942 

Completed in March 1939.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 30 August 1939.
Displacement: 520 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Alouette (T/Lt. Richard Adams, RNR) was sunk by U-552 about 10 nautical miles west of Cape Espichel, Portugal on 19 September 1942.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 19 Sep 1942 by U-552 (Popp).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Alouette

Commands listed for HMS Alouette (FY 101)

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1Cdr. (retired) Percy Ronald Tanner, RN2 Oct 193911 Mar 1940
2Lt. Richard Francis Roger Yarde-Buller, RNVR11 Mar 194017 Apr 1942
3T/Lt. Richard Adams, RNR17 Apr 194219 Sep 1942

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Notable events involving Alouette include:

27 Mar 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) carries out exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Alouette (Lt. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR), HMS Erin (A/Cdr. J.O. Davies, RNR), HMS Lord Hotham (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR) and HMS Leyland (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (1)

20 Aug 1942
HMS P 48 (Lt. M.E. Faber, RN) had flooding in her auxiliary machinery space and was unable to dive. She asked for assistance as she tried to reach Vigo. A few hours later flooding was stopped but she had to cut short her patrol. HMS Alouette (T/Lt. R. Adams, RNR) was sent to escort her in and was met on the morning of the 22nd.


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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