Operation Trawl

This was a British unrealised naval undertaking to carry out a night sweep in the Leads, between Sildegabet and Bredsund, along the west coast of German-occupied Norway (late March 1945).

The operation was to have employed the escort carriers Nairana, Puncher and Searcher, heavy cruiser Berwick and six destroyers, but was cancelled for lack of adequate numbers of destroyers, several of these last having been damaged by weather during the ‘Hotbed’ support of the RA.64 convoy.