Elm 1939 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

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Elm 1939 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Post by Woody » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:29 am

HMS Elm
Admiralty Trawler, Tree Class - T105
Laid down 13/7/1939 and launched by A & J Inglis Pointhouse Glasgow, Yard No: 1037, on 12/12/1939. 16/12/2011 wrecked.
530 tons
164ft oa x 27ft 6in x 10ft 6in
Engines by Aitchison Blair Ltd Glasgow
1 shaft reciprocating, VTE, 850ihp giving 11.5 knots
1 x 12pdr, 2 x 0.5in AA (2 x 1), and 2 x twin Lewis guns
Crew 35

Commissioned 10/5/1940 and joined the 19th Anti-submarine Striking Force at Scapa
Served in the Norwegian Campaign
16/11/1940 together with HMT Wistaria she picked up 22 Abwehr sponsored weather troop trying to land at Jan Mayen. Their trawler had been spotted by HMS Naiad and ran herself
August 1941 took part in the Spitzbergen Operation
3/9/1941 she left Gronfjord with four Norwegian prizes for Akureyri and on to Reykjavik
1943 was on Atlantic Convoy duty
1946 sold as mercantile HELM
1948 converted into a pilot Vessel
1950 Pilot tender at Beira, for the Portuguese Government and renamed MAGUL
16/12/2011 dragged her anchor and wrecked, 47.38N/3.12W, (from Lorient in Ballast)., and scrapped in situ 2012

Battle Honours: ATLANTIC 1939-45

Image is of her sister HMS Rowan launched by Smith’s Dock in 1939 and completed as a minesweeper
Image and more details of HMS Elm Welcome
edited 12/12/2013
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C Rowan starboard 1944.jpg
HMS Rowan 1944
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Re: Elm 1939 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Post by Woody » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:35 am

Tree Class
Not to be confused with the Tree Group which were requisitioned trawlers
20 of this class were built and completed as Minesweepers
6 were built on the Clyde
See also:

Acacia: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=8131

Almond: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=10359

Fir: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=7020

Juniper: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=17292

Mangrove: viewtopic.php?f=47&t=7583

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Re: Elm 1939 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Post by davidships » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:49 am

16/12/2011 dragged her anchor and wrecked, 47.38N/3.12W, (from Lorient in Ballast)., and scrapped in situ 2012
Anyone have more on this (apparently sourced from Miramar)?
Seems unlikely for an ancient Mozambique pilot tender that LR has "broken up 1992". Not on wrecksite.eu

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Re: Elm 1939 HMS - Admiralty Trawler

Post by davidships » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:32 pm

Mystery solved.
TK BREMEN (IMO 8113487) was lost that date - also built as ELM (Miramar being corrected now)
https://www.wrecksite.eu/wreck.aspx?242299
David Asprey

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