Allied Warships

HMS Bressay (T 214)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 214 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered17 May 1941 
Laid down27 Sep 1941 
Launched20 Jan 1942 
Commissioned20 May 1942 
End service 
HistorySold in March 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Bressay (T 214)

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1T/Lt. Frederick Douglas Hayes, RNVR27 Apr 194211 Oct 1942
2T/Lt. John Elton Wilmot, RNVR11 Oct 194229 Dec 1944
3Lt. Robert Archibald Primrose, RNVR29 Dec 194410 Jan 1945
4T/Lt. George Graham Deal, SANF(V)10 Jan 194510 Sep 1945
5T/Lt. James Woodhams, RNVR10 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Bressay include:

24 Mar 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Obdurate (Lt.Cdr. C.E.L. Sclater, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Eclipse (Lt.Cdr. E. Mack, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Switha (T/Lt. L.H. Green, RNR) and HMS Bressay (T/Lt. J.E. Wilmot, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18389

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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