HEROINE
Armed Minesweeper.
Wildfire III, Queenborough.


HMT Heroine served as a Minesweeper in WW1 as HMT Hero and in WW2 as HMT Heroine. Both the names Hero and Heroine in relation to Minesweepers are fitting. Every vessel which served as a Minesweeper was a Heroine and every man which served on them were hero’s.

Heroine, fishing trawler FD227, requisitioned as a Minesweeper during WW1 and WW2.

HMT HEROINE, Armed Mine Sweeper.

Pennant:                                             FY1866
Admiralty Number:                          156 (WW1)
Registered:                                         Milton Haven, (No. M218)
                                                             Fleetwood, (FD227)                       
Year Constructed:                             1907
Previous Names:                               Hero.                    
Built by:                                               Dundee Ship Building Co., Ltd. Dundee, Scotland.
Owners:                                               Ashworth, Morris and Taylor.     
                                                              New Dock Steam Fishing Ltd.
Gross Tons:                                         226
Length:                                                 120 feet.
Beam:                                                   21.6 feet.
Depth:                                                  11.4 feet.
Armament:                                          WW1, 1 x 6-pound Anti-Aircraft.

Aug 1914 to 1920,
serves as a minelayer and a minesweeper.

June 1940, Requisitioned by the Admiralty.

January 1941. ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, , Nore Command, Sheerness. Wildfire III, Queenborough.
Minesweeping trawlers (ungrouped) - BEN GLAS (Sk G E Craig RNR) at Blackwall repairing, EMILION (Ty Sk C Young RNR) at Sheerness, HEROINE (no CO listed) at Sheerness, LIBERIA (Ty Sk T F Bunce RNR) at Humber, WARDOUR (Sk C J Euston RNR) at Sheerness repairing.

January 1942,ROYAL NAVY SHIPS, Nore Command, Sheerness. Wildfire III, Queenborough.
Minesweeping Group 30 - minesweeping trawlers HEROINE, PETER CAREY, ST OLIVE repairing to comp 6 Jan, WINDWARD HO, all at Sheerness.

April 1944. Operated as a fuel carrier.

6 June 1944. D-day. The Heroine was off the D-day beaches, she was classed as a “Smoke Making Trawler” signal letters VLCX

1946. Fished out of Milford Haven for F. Uglow and Sons.

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OFFICERS ON NAVY LIST June 39, June 40, June 41.
NOT ON LIST.

OFFICERS ON NAVY LIST June 1942
Skipper Lieut., R.N.R., T Donovan (Act) 15 Oct 4.
Temp. Skipper, R.N.R., S. H. Meggitt, 24 July 41

OFFICERS ON NAVY LIST June 1943.
Skipper Lieut., R.N.R., T Donovan, RD, (Act) 15 Oct 41
Temp. Skipper, R.N.R., S. H. Meggitt, 24 July 41

OFFICERS ON NAVY LIST June 1944.
Temp. Skipper, R.N.R., J. F. Eddom (act.) 31 March 44.

OFFICERS ON NAVY LIST July 1945
NOT ON LIST

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