Allied Warships

HMS Fir (T 129)

MS Trawler of the Tree class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 129 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) : Aitchison Blair 
Ordered5 Jun 1939 
Laid down11 Aug 1939 
Launched27 Jan 1940 
Commissioned30 Apr 1940 
End service 
HistorySold in 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Fir (T 129)

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1Skr. James William Henry Whitelaw, RNR18 Apr 194020 Aug 1940
2A Wood, RNR20 Aug 19401 Oct 1940
3Skr. James William Henry Whitelaw, RNR1 Oct 1940Jan 1942
4T/Skr. William Henry Buley, RNRJan 194214 Sep 1945

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Notable events involving Fir include:

22 Mar 1945
HMS Fir (Skr.Lt. W.H. Buley, RNR) picks up 49 survivors from the British merchant Empire Kingley that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-315 northwest of Lands End in position 50°08'N, 05°51'W.

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