HDML 1081

Bolson, Poole Dorset 19/9/41

Known Crew

  • TSLt J G Stirrat RNVR TSLt 18/6/43 109th ML Flotilla Based at Scapa Flow Commanding Officer HDML 1081 1/11/43 149th ML Flotilla Commanding Officer HDML 1391 3/44 Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy Channel Marker at Gold Beach on D Day
  • Skipper L C Tomlinson RNR Skipper 1/8/40 109th ML Flotilla Based at Scapa Flow Commanding Officer HDML 1081 21/2/44 150th ML Flotilla Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy Operation Big Drum
  • Lt F W Hunt RN Commanding Officer HDML 1081 19/6/45 Assistant Surveyor 3rd Class (MBE)
  • TSkipper W H Bunce RNR TSkipper 1/6/43 150th ML Flotilla HDML 1081 15/7/44 (DSM) – End

Wartime Activities

  • 1/1/42 109th ML Flotilla
    Based at Scapa Flow
    ML 1047, ML 1054, ML 1055, ML 1056, ML 1060, ML 1075, ML 1081 and ML 1085
  • 1/42 At Scapa Flow
  • 6/44 Operation Neptune Invasion of Normandy
    150th ML Flotilla
    ML1055, ML1056, ML1060, ML1081, ML1085, ML1091, ML1279, ML1382, ML1390
  • 6/6/44 Operation Big Drum
    ML1081, ML1091, ML1417, ML1419 jammed German Radar on the Cotentin peninsula on D Day. Operating around 6 miles east of Cap Barfleur from 0230 to 0440. Carried RAF Type 660 and 662 jammers, plus operators

Post War History

  • 1945 Survey Motor Launch = SML 3
  • 8-9/45 With HMS Franklin and SML 4, surveyed the Weser Estuary and the approaches to Bremen
    To Denmark to assist with opening ports
  • 1949 SML 323
  • 1951 Royal Malayan Navy SDML 3501 = Sri Kedah
  • 1959 Deactivated –┬áTo Iran
  • 1972 Listed in Janes Fighting Ships in Iranian Navy as Assion but out of service
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