HMS Hildasay (T 173)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||13 Sep 1940|
|Laid down||26 Oct 1940|
|Launched||29 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1941|
|Lost||21 Jun 1945|
Wrecked near Kilindili on 21 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Hildasay (T 173)
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|1||T/Lt. William Percival Hart, RNR||24 Sep 1941||9 Jun 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Hugh Cecil Doman, RNVR||9 Jun 1942||mid 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Jack Desmond Daniel, RNVR||mid 1944||Jul 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Jean Louis Cornez, RNR||Jul 1944||21 Apr 1945|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. W C Wilkinson, KRNVR||21 Apr 1945||21 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Hildasay include:
16 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HrMs Jan van Brakel (Lt.Cdr. Baron T.K. van Asbeck, RNN), HMCS Rosthern (Lt. W. Russell, RCNR), HMS Hildasay (T/Lt. W.P. Hart, RNR) and HMS Cape Argona (T/Lt. R.G. Wallace, RNR). (1)
28 Sep 1942
HMS Truant (Lt.Cdr. H.A.V. Haggard, DSO, DSC, RN) carries out exercises off Diego Suarez with HMS Shapinsay (A/Skr.Lt. W.S. Flowers, RNR) and HMS Hildasay (T/Lt. H.C. Doman, RNVR). Later on the day exercises were carried out with HMS Gambia (Capt. M.J. Mansergh, CBE, RN), HMS Dauntless (A/Capt. J.G. Hewitt, DSO, RN) and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Kruys, RNN).
After the exercises were completed HMS Truant sets course for East London, South Africa while HMS Gambia, HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes remained out for night encounter exercises during the night of 28/29 September. On completion of these exercises HMS Dauntless and HrMs Tjerk Hiddes returned to Diego Suarez. (2)
- File 2.12.03.6378 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 53/115733 + ADM 199/1861
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.