HMS Windermere (FY 207)
ASW Whaler of the Lake class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Laid down||20 May 1939|
|Launched||21 Jul 1939|
|Commissioned||8 Nov 1939|
|Former name||Suderoy VII|
Commands listed for HMS Windermere (FY 207)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. George Witheridge Couch, RD, RNR||12 Oct 1939||4 Jun 1940|
|2||Skr. Case James Albert Silom, RNR||4 Jun 1940||14 Mar 1941|
|3||Skr. Joseph Trone Hindmarsh Fairbairn, RNR||14 Mar 1941||4 Jul 1941|
|4||Skr. Jack Mawer, RNR||4 Jul 1941||late 1943|
|5||Skr. Thomas Williamson, RNR||9 Dec 1943||May 1944|
|6||A/Skr.Lt. John May, RNR||May 1944||16 May 1945|
|7||A/Skr.Lt. John Windram, RNR||16 May 1945||2 Sep 1945|
|8||A/Ch.Skr. (A/Skr.Lt.) Henry Rich, RNR||2 Sep 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Windermere include:
17 Nov 1939
HMS L 27 (Lt. P.J. Cowell, RN) is undocked at Portsmouth. She then departed for Portland escorted by HMS Windermere (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Couch, RD, RNR). She arrived at Portland later the same day. (1)
- ADM 173/15781
- ADM 173/19346
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.