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Motto:
"DIU NOCTUQUE:
MARI COLLOQUE"

"By day and by night: by sea and by Sky"

 


Pennant Number:


D15 - R319

 


Battle Honours:


Arctic 1944-5

 


Specifications: 


Builder:

Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipbuilders Wallsend-on-Tyne

 


Displacement:

17,210 tons


length (Overall):

 528ft 6in


Beam:

 68ft


Speed:

 17 knots


Crew Complement:

554


A/C Capacity:

21


Commanding Officers:


Capt. H.T.T. Bayliss RN DSO
Sep 43 - Jun 44

 

***

 

Cdr. J. D. L. Williams RN DSC
Jun 44 - Mar 46

 


Squadrons:


784B
April 1944
Fulmar II

 

811

Sept-Dec 44
Swordfish II/

Wildcat V

 

825
Dec 43-Jan 45
Swordfish I/II

 

813
April-May 1945
Swordfish III

/Wildcat VI

 

1790
June-Aug 1945
Firefly INF

 

 

 

 

 

 

A History of HMS VINDEX

 

 

HMS TRUMPETER

 

 

Built by Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipbuilders Wallsend-on-Tyne, Laid down ???, converted prior to completion, launched 04 May 1943, commissioned 26 November 1943. Capt, .Horace Temple Taylor Bayliss in command.

 

Operated as in a hunter-killer group and on Russia convoy runs.

 

 Sold into merchant service October 2nd 1947 being purchased by her original owners, the Port Line. Towed to Wallsend, she was converted into a fast cargo liner and renamed 'Port Vindex'.

 

A fuller account of this ships history will be added at some time in the future.

 


Content revised: July 2008

Sources used in compiling this account:

Brown, D. (1974) 'Carrier Operations in World War 2 -vol 1 the Royal Navy' Shepperton, Ian Allen Ltd.

Hobbs, D. (2003) 'Royal Navy Escort Carriers' Liskeard, Maritime Books

Poolman, K. (1988) 'Allied Escort Carriers of World War Two in Action' London, Blandford Press

Poolman, K. (1972) 'Escort Carriers 1941 - 1945'Shepperton, Ian Allen Ltd.

Poolman, K. (1983) 'Escort Carrier; HMS Vindex at war' London, Book Club Associates

Sturtivant, R. & Burrows, M. (1995) 'Fleet Air Arm Aircraft 1939 to 1945' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

Sturtivant, R & Balance, T., (1994) 'Squadrons of the Fleet Air Arm' Tonbridge Wells, Air Britain (Historians)

Winton, J. (1969) 'The forgotten Fleet', London, Michael Joseph Ltd.

British officers (including Commonwealth officers serving in British units) Part of WWII Unit Histories and Officers web site.

Casualty Lists of the Royal Navy and Dominion Navies, 1922-present A comprehensive resource listing service details of men and women killed in RN and RM service.

Convoy Webb A comprehensive resource listing WW2 convoys and ships .

War Sailors Ships in Atlantic and miscellaneous convoys during WW2.

 

On-line archive Fold3.com various documents including;

Admiralty War Diaries

Miscellaneous documents

 

 

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