HMS Pearl (T 22)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.)|
|Launched||18 Dec 1933|
Built in 1934.
Sold 18 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Pearl (T 22)
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|1||A/Boatswain Roland Harvey, RN||15 Jun 1939||14 Oct 1939|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Norman Blythe Weir, RN||14 Oct 1939||5 Jul 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Nelson Mitchell Faichney, RNR||5 Jul 1940||7 Sep 1940|
|4||T/Lt. George Pemberton, RNR||7 Sep 1940||mid 1941|
|5||T/Lt. Gilbert Kenneth Hill, RNVR||mid 1941||7 Dec 1943|
|6||T/Lt. Bertram George Barfoot, RNVR||7 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Pearl include:
15 Apr 1941
HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) departed Milford Haven to escort a 15 ship coastal convoy from the Bristol Channel to Falmouth. Also part of the escort were the armed yacht HMS Viva II (Cdr.(Retd.) M.A. Blomfield, OBE, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G. Pemberton, RNR) and HMS Ruby (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) (1)
16 Apr 1941
The coastal convoy HMS Kipling (Cdr. A. St. Clair-Ford, RN) is escorting together with the armed yacht HMS Viva II (Cdr.(Retd.) M.A. Blomfield, OBE, RN) and the A/S trawlers HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G. Pemberton, RNR) and HMS Ruby (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) is attacked north of Lands End in position 50°27'N, 05°38'W by enemy aircraft between 0228 and 0345 hours. The of the merchant vessels were sunk; Amiens (British, 1548 GRT, built 1918), Anglesea Rose (British, 1151 GRT, built 1930) and Bolette (Norwegian, 1167 GRT, built 1920). (1)
28 Apr 1944
HMS Seraph (Lt. T. Russell-Walling, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR), HMS Gweal (T/Lt. P.E.C.R. Main, RNVR), HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.G. Cory, RNR) and HMS Lord Wakefield (Skr.Lt. H.E. Dodd, RNR). (2)
23 Dec 1944
HMS Pearl (T/Lt. B.G. Barfoot, RNVR) picks up 51 survivors from the British merchant Dumfries that is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-322 south of St.Catherine?s Point, Isle of Wight in position 50°23'N, 01°43'W.
- ADM 199/655
- ADM 173/18697
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.