HMS Whalsay (T 293)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||16 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||9 Dec 1941|
|Launched||4 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Sep 1942|
Lent to the Portugese Navy in October 1943.
Commands listed for HMS Whalsay (T 293)
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|1||T/Lt. Frederick John Stevens Crawford, RNVR||24 Aug 1942||Oct 1943|
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Notable events involving Whalsay include:
16 Sep 1943
HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Yarmouth for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Safari (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by Chasseur 5. In the evening they were joined by HMS Whalsay (T/Lt. F.J.S. Crawford, RNVR) and HMS Mangrove (T/Lt. J.K.M. Warde, RNVR) who took over the escort. (2)
- ADM 173/17266
- ADM 199/1826
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.