Allied Warships

HMS Sheppey (T 292)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 292 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered16 Jun 1941 
Laid down9 Dec 1941 
Launched1 Apr 1942 
Commissioned16 Sep 1942 
End service 
HistoryTo the Royal Army Service Corps in 1946.
Returned to the Royal Navy in 1952.
Scrapped in March 1959. 

Commands listed for HMS Sheppey (T 292)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Derik McNeil, RNVR20 Aug 1942Feb 1945
2T/Lt. Geoffrey Henry Dormer, RNVRFeb 1945mid 1946

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Notable events involving Sheppey include:

12 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lord Plender (Skr. G.T. Lilley, DSC, RNR) and HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR). (1)

28 Feb 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Tynedale (Lt. J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN), HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and later with HMS St. Kilda (A/Skr.Lt. R.G. Utting, RNR), HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR), HMS Ensay (T/Lt. K.J. Reece, RNVR) and HMS La Nantaise (Skr. S.J. Cory, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17255
  2. ADM 173/17921

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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