HMS Grenadier (T 334)
ASW Trawler of the Military class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes|
|Ordered||7 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||13 Jun 1942|
|Launched||26 Sep 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1943|
Sold to mercantile owners on 10 April 1946. Renamed Thuringia (GY 321) for Great Grimsby & East Coast Steam Fishing Co Limited, Grimsby. Official number 166648. Converted for fuel-oil burning in August 1947. Sold to Northern Trawlers Limited, Grimsby in May 1966. Sold for scrapping to Clayton & Davie Limited. Arrived at Dunston-on-Tyne for breaking up on 30 October 1966.
Commands listed for HMS Grenadier (T 334)
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|1||A/Skr.Lt. Arthur George Day, RNR||27 Jan 1943||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Grenadier include:
9 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Mutine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.E. Morley, DSC, RNVR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR) and HMS Rhododendron (Lt. L.A. Sayers, RNR). (1)
2 Oct 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR) and HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN). (2)
3 Oct 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR), HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR) and HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. D.G. King, RCNVR). (2)
16 Mar 1945
HMS Grenadier (A/Skipper Lt. A.G. Day, RNR) picks up 30 survivors from the British merchant Inger Toft that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-722 3 nautical miles 270° from Neirst Point, Isle of Skye in position 57°25'N, 06°52'W.
- File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17787
- ADM 173/19217
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.