Allied Warships

HMS Shiant (T 170)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 170 
Built byGoole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered22 Jul 1940 
Laid down24 Feb 1941 
Launched9 Aug 1941 
Commissioned25 Nov 1941 
End service 

Lent to the Royal Norwegian Navy in 1944.
Returned to the Royal Navy in September 1946.
Sold later in 1946.

Career notesTo Norway as Jel√ły (ii)

Commands listed for HMS Shiant (T 170)

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1T/Lt. John Hector Davis, RNR15 Nov 1941mid 1942
2T/Lt. Archibald Murray Gill Stewart, RCNVRmid 19421 Sep 1942
3A C Elton, RNR1 Sep 1942May 1944
4T/S.Lt. William Henry McKnight, RNVRMay 1944

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Notable events involving Shiant include:

2 Feb 1943
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Mers el Kebir with HMS Shiant (T/Lt. A.C. Elton, RNR) and HMS Inchmarnock (T/Lt. C.G.V. Corneby, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18143

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

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