HMS Arctic Pioneer (FY 164)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||14 Jan 1937|
|Lost||27 May 1942|
Completed in March 1937.
HMT Arctic Pioneer was sunk by a bomb, from a German JU-87 Stuka dive bomber in the Cowes Roads outside of Portsmouth Harbour. 18 were killed and are buried in Haslar Naval cemetary in Gosport, in row 64. 16 survivors were picked up.
Commands listed for HMS Arctic Pioneer (FY 164)
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|1||Skr. John Wilkinson Short, RNR||17 Oct 1939||May 1940|
|2||Lt. Robert Arthur Dillon Cambridge, RNR||May 1940||Nov 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Magnus Spence Work, RNR||Nov 1940||15 Jan 1941|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. Aislabie Harrison, RNR||15 Jan 1941||12 Mar 1941|
|5||Lt. Frederick Granger, RNR||12 Mar 1941||May 1941|
|6||Skr. George Bryan, RNR||15 May 1941||27 May 1942|
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Notable events involving Arctic Pioneer include:
27 Jul 1941
HMS Proteus (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN) departed Portsmouth for Holy Loch. She was initially escorted by HMS Arctic Pioneer (Skr. G. Bryan, RNR) and HMS Kingston Topaz (Skr. W.M. Smith, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/16919
- ADM 173/16742
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.