Allied Warships

HMS Crowlin (T 380)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 380 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered13 Dec 1942 
Laid down16 Aug 1943 
Launched15 Nov 1943 
Commissioned28 Jan 1944 
End service 
HistorySold in March 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Crowlin (T 380)

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1A/Skr.Lt. Alexander Smith, RNR19 Jan 1944

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Notable events involving Crowlin include:


27 Feb 1944
HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) departed Dundee for Holy Loch. She was escorted until Scapa Flow by HMS Crowlin (A/Skr.Lt. A. Smith, RNR). Off Scapa Flow HMS Cutty Sark took over the escort. (1)

27 Feb 1944
HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Lerwick for Rothesay. Passage was made together with 3580 HMS Vampire (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR). They were escorted by HMS Annet (T/Lt. E.H. Andrews, RNVR) until the Pentland Firth when HMS Crowlin (A/Skr.Lt. A. Smith, RNR) took over the escort. Also HrMs O 19 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Karnebeek, RNN) joined for onward passage to Holy Loch. (2)

6 Mar 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Caldy (T/Lt. G.D. Cowley, RNVR), HMS Flint Castle (T/Lt. N. Harrison, RNVR) and HMS Crowlin (A/Skr.Lt. A. Smith, RNR). (3)

8 Mar 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Benbecula (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F.W. Boumphrey, RNVR), HMS Arcturus (T/Lt. H.R. Grief, RNR), HMS Flint Castle (T/Lt. N. Harrison, RNVR) and HMS Crowlin (A/Skr.Lt. A. Smith, RNR). (3)

9 Mar 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMS Benbecula (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F.W. Boumphrey, RNVR), HMS Arcturus (T/Lt. H.R. Grief, RNR) and HMS Crowlin (A/Skr.Lt. A. Smith, RNR). (3)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1385
  2. ADM 199/1855
  3. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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