Allied Warships

HMS Aston Villa (FY 261)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 261 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched8 Jun 1937 
CommissionedJan 1940 
Lost3 May 1940 
History

Completed on 4 September 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 29 September 1939.
Displacement: 546 tons.
Lenght: 174 feet.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Aston Villa (Cdr.(retired) Sir Geoffrey Cecil Congreve, RN) was heavily damaged on 30 April 1940 by German dive bombers in Kroken Bay near Namsos, Norway. Scuttled on 3 May 1940.

 

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1Cdr. (retired) Sir Geoffrey Cecil Congreve, RN17 Jan 19403 May 1940

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