Allied Warships

HMS Lurcher (FY 347)

ASW Whaler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Whaler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 347 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched16 Aug 1928 
CommissionedMar 1942 
End service 
History

Completed in September 1928.
Norwegian whaler Busen 8 of A/S T√łnsberg Hvalfangeri, T√łnsberg, Norway requisitioned by the Admiralty in October 1941.
Displacement: 392 tons.

Returned to owner in December 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Lurcher (FY 347)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. John Muir, RNVR25 Mar 1942Dec 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Hellings, RNVRDec 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Lurcher include:


4 Feb 1943
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) conducts A/S exercises of Diego Saurez with HMIS Khyber (Lt. B.S. Soma, RIN), HMS Lurched (T/Lt. J. Muir, RNVR) and HMS Mastiff (ii) (T/Lt. C.M. Motherwell, RNVR). (1)

5 Feb 1943
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) conducts A/S exercises of Diego Saurez with HMS Lurched (T/Lt. J. Muir, RNVR) and HMS Mastiff (ii) ((T/Lt. C.M. Motherwell, RNVR). (1)

6 Feb 1943
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) conducts A/S exercises of Diego Saurez with HMS Lurched (T/Lt. J. Muir, RNVR) and HMS Mastiff (ii) ((T/Lt. C.M. Motherwell, RNVR). (1)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6413 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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