Allied Warships

HMNZS Scarba (T 175)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal New Zealand Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 175 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered13 Sep 1940 
Laid down6 Mar 1941 
Launched26 Jun 1941 
Commissioned25 Nov 1941 
End service 
HistorySold for scrap on 10 September 1958. 

Commands listed for HMNZS Scarba (T 175)

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1Lt.Cdr. Peter Phipps, DSC, RNZNVR24 Nov 19417 Nov 1942
2Lt.Cdr. John Everard Finch, RNZNVR7 Nov 194219 Oct 1944
3Lt. Charles Clinton Stevens, RNZNVR19 Oct 1944

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Notable events involving Scarba include:

30 Jul 1945
HMS Vox (Lt. W.E.I. Littlejohn, DSC, RANVR) conducted A/S exercises off Sydney with HMNZS Sanda (Lt.Cdr. H.A. Dunnet, RNR), HMNZS Scarba (Lt. C.C. Stevens, RNZNVR), HMNZS Killegray (T/Lt. A.A. Bradshaw, RNZNVR), HMNZS Muritai (T/Lt. W.D. Drake, RNZNR), HMNZS HDML 1186 (T/Lt. A.R. Joughin, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1187 (Lt. W.R.G. Reid, RNZNVR), HMNZS HDML 1189 (T/Lt. G.A.B. Walker, RNZNVR) and HMS HDML 1349 (T/Lt. A.J. Gillon, RNZNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20354

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

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