HMS Gweal (T 246)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||24 Oct 1941|
|Laid down||12 Mar 1942|
|Launched||17 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Nov 1942|
|History||Sold in 1948.|
|Former name||HMS Broreray|
Commands listed for HMS Gweal (T 246)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Thomason Hodson, DSC, RNVR||19 Jan 1943||mid 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Peter Edward Charles Reuben Main, RNVR||mid 1943||1 Aug 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Wynyard Paul Bush, DSC, RNVR||1 Aug 1943||early 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Peter Edward Charles Reuben Main, RNVR||early 1944||1 Jan 1945|
|5||T/Lt. Harold Hilton, RNVR||1 Jan 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Gweal include:
28 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR), HMS Gweal (T/Lt. P.E.C.R. Main, RNVR), HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.G. Cory, RNR) and HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (1)
25 Jul 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Gweal (T/Lt. H. Hilton, RNVR), HMS Thirlmere (T/Lt. H.O. Olsen, RNR), HMS Amber (T/Lt. C.A. Lines, RNVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS Upshot]. (2)
- ADM 173/18697
- ADM 173/20193
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.