Allied Warships

HMS Gairsay (T 290)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), A-16384

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 290 
Built byArdrossan Dockyard (Ardrossan, Scotland) : Plenty 
Ordered16 Jun 1941 
Laid down10 Nov 1941 
Launched28 May 1942 
Commissioned30 Apr 1943 
Lost4 Aug 1944 

HMT Gairsay (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Henry Homer-Lindsay, RNR) was sunk off Normandy, France by a German explosive motor boat on 4 August 1944.


Commands listed for HMS Gairsay (T 290)

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1T/Lt. Charles Henry Homer-Lindsay, RNR2 Apr 19434 Aug 1944

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