Alfriston M1103


M 1103

Fishery Protection Duties

ALFRISTON had been previously commissioned as HMS WARSASH (R.N.R.Solent) and HMS KILMOREY (R.N.R. Ulster) before being given her final name on the 3rd March 1976.

Ship:  HMS ALFRISTON               Pennant No. M1103

Laid Down: 17 Aug 51                     Built by:  John I Thornycroft, Woolston

Completed: 16 Mar 54                   Time to Build:  31 Months

Commissioned:                               1st May 1954For 101st Minesweeping Squadron base Southampton as WARSASH

Years Fully Operational:                29 – All with RNR

Outline of Operational Career:      May 54-Jun 60 As HMS WARSASH,     based Southampton

                                                      July 60-Dec 75 Renamed HMS KILMOREY, based Belfast

                                                      January 79-Jun 85 Reverted to ALFRISTON, based Southampton       

Significant Events:                         May/June 82 RNR Deployment to Gibraltar & Lisbon

                                                       May 84 RNR Deployment to Gibraltar & Lisbon

Paid Off: June 85                           Disposal:  27 Nov 88 Sold to Brugse Scheepssloperij for Break up   


3 Responses to Alfriston M1103

  1. hi
    Just been reading Alfriston service history and it is stated all service was with RNR .I would just like to point out that I served on her after she was handed over from RNR to the Fishery Protection squadron,and i never served in a RNR unit, also she was based in Rosyth dockyard. This is before she was paid off .

    Andrew Perry

  2. Hello
    I was interested to find the information about HMS Alfriston. As a reservist, I remember training in the Ton-class HMS Warsash in 1967, but the outline of operational service indicates that HMS Alfriston was HMS Kilmorey at that time. I seem to recall that there was quite a bit of chopping and changing connected with RNR tenders; so, was the Warsash of 1967 previously Alfriston or was another Ton-class bearing the name Warsash in the 60s?
    Best wishes
    David Healy

    • David,
      A quick look at our records show that HMS WARSASH was in fact HMS BOULSTON from 1962 to 1969.
      Not all of our ships histories are complete but we do hold fairly good records of the ship during this period. Please let me know if you would like more but be aware that I am out of office quite a lot later this week and half of the next.

      Best wishes

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