HMS Trumpeter (D 09)
Escort Carrier of the Ameer class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corp. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||25 Aug 1942|
|Launched||15 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Aug 1943|
|End service||6 Apr 1946|
Transferred to the Royal Navy under lend-lease.
|Former name||USS Bastian|
Commands listed for HMS Trumpeter (D 09)
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|1||Cdr. Kenneth Stuart Colquhoun, RN||14 May 1943||28 May 1945|
|2||Capt. Conrad Byron Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN||28 May 1945||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving Trumpeter include:
4 May 1945
German U-boat U-711 was sunk at Kilbotn, near Harstad, Norway, in position 68°43,7'N, 16°34,6'E, by depth charges from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (846, 853 and 882 Sqn FAA) of the British escort carriers HMS Searcher, HMS Trumpeter and HMS Queen.