Allied Warships

HMS Foula (T 203)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 203 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered16 Nov 1940 
Laid down15 Apr 1941 
Launched28 Jul 1941 
Commissioned16 Feb 1942 
End service 

Sold to the Italian Navy in February 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Foula (T 203)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Eric Reginald Offley Carey Greenstreet, RNVR13 Dec 1941early 1943
2T/Lt. Peter Cameron Phillips, RNVRearly 194330 Mar 1943
3T/Lt.Cdr. Eric Reginald Offley Carey Greenstreet, RNVR30 Mar 1943early 1945
4J Gibson, RNVRearly 1945mid 1945
5T/S.Lt. George Herbert Burgoyne, RNVRmid 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Foula include:

5 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSC, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Tobermory. She was escorted by HMS Foula (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R.O.C. Greenstreet, RNVR). (1)

12 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN), HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN), HMS Foula (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R.O.C. Greenstreet, RNVR) and HMS Stroma (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17493

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

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