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cumartium

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HMS WELLARD (FY 137)
« on: 11 December 2022 07:34:04 pm »

My uncle served on the subject vessel. I have a photo of the vessel signed by Lt. Graham Hillier 1944. Does anyone have any service records or more info re this vessel.
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Re: HMS WELLARD (FY 137)
« Reply #1 on: 13 December 2022 08:33:36 am »


WELLARD
Commercial trawler, taken over at the outbreak of war and converted to an ASW escort. 
Overall, her career looks something like this, in outline -
1940
May   - Norway
Then Atlantic convoy escort duties, based Liverpool
1941
At Liverpool   Atlantic convoy escort duties
 1942
Feb Oct on loan to US Navy
Oct    At Freetown, Liberia (West Africa) - Convoy escort duties
1943 45
South Africa - Convoy escorts Beira Durban Lorenzo Marques etc

You might want to look at these sites -
https://www.deepseatrawlers.co.uk/index.php/2020/07/31/wellard-gy-300/

https://www.uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/6501.html

https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205304493
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