Allied Warships

HMS Gillstone (T 355)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 355 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered21 Oct 1942 
Laid down24 Apr 1943 
Launched19 Jul 1943 
Commissioned19 Nov 1943 
End service 

Sold in 1946 and became the merchantile Gillstone
Renamed Argo in 1947.
Renamed Freedom First in 1961.
Renamed Glenrock in 1964.
Renamed Sea Enterprise in 1969.
Renamed Almirante in 1970.

Almirante was sunk as an artificial reef in 135 feet of water off Miami, Florida, USA in April of 1974. (Source: - Florida East Coast wrecks).


Commands listed for HMS Gillstone (T 355)

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1T/Lt. George Robert Clews, RNVR13 Nov 194314 Jan 1944
2T/Lt. Gordon Hibbs, DSC, RNVR14 Jan 1944mid 1945
3T/Lt. Kenneth Neale Fairclough, RNVRmid 1945

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