Requisitioned Trawler Vascama

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trevor
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Requisitioned Trawler Vascama

Post by trevor » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:47 am

Hi, I am looking for information concerning the Grimsby Trawler Vascama GY 164, she was on loan to the Portugese Navy in WW2 10/1943, Named P6, and returned 08/1944
What was her role/duties whilst with the Portugese

Many thanks
Trevor
de domenico
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Re: Requisitioned Trawler Vascama

Post by de domenico » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:34 am

On October 8, 1943, British forces landed in the Azores, including the Horta (Faial island) roadstead to be used as a naval base Four RN trawlers were lent to the Portuguese Navy just then, to reinforce their patrol forces of the archipelago. U-boat.net says the loan was for "territorial waters patrol". From the Admiralty War Diary for 12 June, 1944, I gather that RN crews were sent to Horta to recover two trawlers, namely VASCAMA and CAPE PORTLAND, and sail them back to Liverpool.
Darius
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Re: Requisitioned Trawler Vascama

Post by Darius » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:36 pm

A little bit off topic, but maybe there are any hints in this document:

MT 15/1471 - `Vascama' O.N.169200, ex-Admiralty steam trawler: re-fitting for fishing service; life-saving appliance arrangements: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov. ... r/C3246282


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Darius
trevor
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Re: Requisitioned Trawler Vascama

Post by trevor » Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:52 am

Thank you both for this,
Sorry I only just replied but I work away a lot of the time and can't always get to a computer

Certainly helps

Best regards
Trevor
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