HMS Egilsay (T 215)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||17 May 1941|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1941|
|Launched||7 Feb 1942|
|Commissioned||8 Jul 1942|
Sold to the Italian Navy on 22 February 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Egilsay (T 215)
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|1||T/Lt. William Earle Belgrave, RNVR||Jun 1942||early 1944|
|2||T/Lt. Edward Alexander King, RNVR||early 1944||3 Jul 1944|
|3||T/Lt. John Frank Squires, RNVR||3 Jul 1944||mid/late45|
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Notable events involving Egilsay include:
28 Oct 1942
HMS H 33 (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC, RN) departed Portsmouth for Rothesay. She was escorted until 0825/29 by HMS Egilsay (T/Lt. W.E. Belgrave, RNVR) at which time the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS St. Albans (Lt.Cdr. S.V. Storheill, RNorN) took over. (1)
29 Oct 1942
HMS P 34 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) spent the entire day near Bishops Rock waiting to establish contact with her escort, HMS Egilsay (T/Lt. W.E. Belgrave, RNVR). Visibility was very bad. Finally, at 1751 hours contact was made. Both ships were to proceed to Falmouth but as they were unable to enter that port it was decided to proceed directly to Portsmouth.
- ADM 173/17230
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.