Allied Warships

HMS Lord Hailsham (FY 109)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 109 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jun 1934 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost27 Feb 1943 

Completed in August 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 445 tons.

HMT Lord Hailsham (T/Lt. Peter Horace Gordon Clark, RNVR) was torpedoed and sunk by German motor torpedo boats in Lyme Bay.


Commands listed for HMS Lord Hailsham (FY 109)

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1Skr. John Clements Ross, RNR18 Oct 193922 May 1940
2Skr. Frank John James Cannon, RNR22 May 19404 Sep 1940
3T/Lt. Alfred Rosling, RNVR4 Sep 1940mid 1941
4T/Lt. Peter Horace Gordon Clark, RNVRmid 194127 Feb 1943

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Notable events involving Lord Hailsham include:

27 Jul 1940
With her trials and training completed, HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. P.S. Francis, RN), departed Rothesay for her 1st war patrol. During the passage south through the Irish Sea Talisman was escorted by the ASW trawler HMS Lord Hailsham (Skr. F.J.J. Cannon, RNR). She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1849

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

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