HMS Damsay (T 208)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||George Brown & Co. (Greenock, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair|
|Ordered||18 Jan 1941|
|Laid down||20 Aug 1941|
|Launched||27 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||30 Sep 1942|
|History||Sold 28 August 1958.|
Commands listed for HMS Damsay (T 208)
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|1||T/Lt. Alexander Michael Sullivan, RNVR||17 Aug 1942||Jan 1945|
|2||T/Lt. A A Burke, RNVR||Jan 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Damsay include:
13 May 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) departed Plymouth for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS H 32 (Lt. T.G. Ridgeway, RN) that was to proceed to Rothesay. They were escorted by HMS Damsay (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (1)
13 Sep 1943
HMS Una (Lt. W.G. Meeke, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Milford Haven with HMS Fiaray (T/Lt. M.G. King, SANF(V)), HMS Bern (T/Lt. E.S. Brookes, RNVR) and HMS Damsay (T/Lt. A.M. Sullivan, RNVR). (2)
25 Aug 1944
HMS Pennywort (Lt. W.P. Hart, RNR) and HMS Damsay together pick up 59 survivors from the British merchant Orminster that was torpedoed and sunk by the Germans submarine U-480 in the English Channel about 35 nautical miles northwest of Cap d?Antifer in position 50°09'N, 00°44'W.
- ADM 173/18174
- ADM 173/18339
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.