|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Smiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Launched||21 Aug 1933|
|Lost||18 Jan 1942|
Completed in September 1933.
Built as a "Football" Class trawler called Sheffield Wednesday and later sold to the Dutch who renamed her Erin. She was taken over by the Royal Navy and served with the Royal Naval Patrol Service.
HMT Erin (T/Lt. William Graham Swanston, RNVR) was sunk in Gibraltar harbour by a Spanish saboteur on 18 January 1942 along with HMS Honjo.
Commands listed for HMS Erin
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|1||T/Lt. William Graham Swanston, RNVR||17 Jul 1940||18 Oct 1940|
|2||A/Cdr. John Owen Davies, RNR||18 Oct 1940||ca. late41|
|3||T/Lt. William Graham Swanston, RNVR||ca. late41||17 Jan 1942|
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Notable events involving Erin include:
2 Dec 1940
HMS Erin (A/Cdr J.O. Davies, RNR) picks up 19 survivors from the British merchant Jeanne M. that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-37 about 230 nautical miles north of Cape Roca, Portugal in position 39°19'N, 13°54'W.
27 Mar 1941
HrMs O 21 (Lt.Cdr. J.F. van Dulm, RNN) carries out exercises off Gibraltar with HMS Alouette (Lt. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR), HMS Erin (A/Cdr. J.O. Davies, RNR), HMS Lord Hotham (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR) and HMS Leyland (Skr. H. Crighton, RNR). (2)
- ADM 173/16332
- File 2.12.03.6404 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17179
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.