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Royal Navy Patrol Service

Royal Navy Patrol Service

The Royal Navy Patrol Service or Harry Tate's Navy as it was popularly known was based at Lowestoft on the Suffolk Coast. It was composed of requisitioned vessels - trawlers, yachts, whalers, paddle steamers, etc. It operated in every part of the world and was manned largely by ex-fishermen doing dangerous work like mine-sweeping and anti-submarine work.

 

Title: Royal Navy Patrol Service
Record Type: Organisations
Type: Military
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 10537