Allied Warships

HMS Mazurka (T 30)

ASW Trawler of the Dance class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 30 
Built byFerguson Bros. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Sep 1939 
Laid down21 Mar 1940 
Launched28 Nov 1940 
Commissioned22 Feb 1941 
End service 

Sold to the Belgian Navy in March 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Mazurka (T 30)

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1T/Lt. Victor Richard Tyrrell, RNR20 Nov 194012 Mar 1942
2T/Lt. Stanley William Lock, RNVR12 Mar 19422 May 1943
3T/Lt. Harry Meredith, RNVR2 May 19434 Jun 1943
4A/Skr.Lt. John Baxter, RNR4 Jun 1943

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Notable events involving Mazurka include:

5 Mar 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. P.R.H. Harrison, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Tobermory with FFL Quintin Roosevelt and HMS Mazurka (T/Lt. V.R. Tyrrell, RNR). (1)

12 Jun 1943
Stonehenge (Lt. D.S.M. Verschoyle-Campbell, DSC and Bar, RN) departed her builders yard at Birkenhead for Holy Loch. She is escorted during this passage by the British ASW trawler HMS Mazurka (A/Skr.Lt. J. Baxter, RNR). (2)

8 Dec 1943
HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for Fishguard. She was escorted by HMS Mazurka (A/Skr.Lt. J. Baxter, RNR). (3)

8 Dec 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) departed Portsmouth for Rothesay. At the same time HMS Stoic (Lt. P.B. Marriott, DSO, RN) also departed Portsmouth. The submarines were escorted by the Free French Chasseur 14 until 1700 hours when rendez-vous was made with HMS Unbending (Lt. J.D. Martin, DSC, RN) and escort HMS Mazurka (A/Skr.Lt. J. Baxter, RNR) both coming from Plymouth. Chasseur 14 and HMS Stoic then parted company. (4)


  1. ADM 173/16791
  2. ADM 173/18114
  3. ADM 173/18344
  4. ADM 173/17801

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

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