Allied Warships

HMS Eday (T 201)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 201 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered16 Nov 1940 
Laid down1 Apr 1941 
Launched26 Jun 1941 
Commissioned24 Nov 1941 
End service 

Lent to the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1944.
Returned to the Royal Navy on 19 October 1944.
Sold in January 1947.

Career notesTo Norway as Trom√ły (ii)

Commands listed for HMS Eday (T 201)

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1T/Lt. Walter Youlle Surtees, RNR3 Nov 1941mid 1943
2T/Lt. Leslie George Harry Mole, RNVRmid 1943mid 1944

3T/Lt. Thomas William Harford, RNVRlate 19445 Dec 1944
4T/Lt. George Gordon Chisholm, RNVR5 Dec 1944early 1945

5T/Lt. Jack Herbert Doughty, RNVR7 Jun 194516 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Eday include:

17 Jan 1942
HrMs O 14 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Scapa Flow for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off Trondheim. O 14 was escorted to a position East of the Shetland Islands by the British M/S trawler HMS Eday (T/Lt. W.Y. Surtees, RNR).

Before proceeding on patrol A/S exercises were carried out at / off Scapa Flow with HMS Middleton (Lt.Cdr. D.C. Kinloch, RN) and HMS Ludlow (Lt. G. Blackler, RN).

For the daily positions of HrMs O 14 during this patrol see the map below.


27 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR), HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR), HMS Loch Craggie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.L.L. Davies, RNVR) and HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR). (2)

28 Dec 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS St. Helena (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.G. Pardoe-Matthews, RNR), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR), HMS Snowdrop (Lt. J.B. Hogg, RNR) and HMS Eday (T/Lt. G.G. Chisholm, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 199/1856
  2. ADM 173/19424

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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