Allied Warships

HMS Maid Marion (FY 017)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 017 
Built byCamper & Nicholsons Ltd. (Gosport, England, U.K.) ; MAN 
Laid down 
Launched 1938 
End service 

Completed in May 1938.
Requisitioned by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Served as A/S vessel and later as tender to submarine flottilla's.

Sold in 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Maid Marion (FY 017)

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1Capt. (retired) Donald Irvine McGillewie, RN4 Sep 19392 Jan 1940
2Capt. (retired) Edward Clifford Watson, RN2 Jan 194024 Apr 1940
3Capt. (retired) James Cantrell Johnstone Soutter, RN24 Apr 19402 Sep 1941
4Cdr. (retired) Humphreys Archdale, RN2 Sep 19413 Mar 1942
5Lt.Cdr. (emergency) Lionel Cuthbert Arden Leefe, RN3 Mar 19421 May 1943
6T/Lt. Andrew Alan Campbell, RNR1 May 1943Jan 1944
7T/Lt. Francis Roy Crawford, RNVRJan 194430 Aug 1944
8T/Lt. Leonard Christopher Cockrell, RNR30 Aug 1944late 45 ?

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Notable events involving Maid Marion include:

14 Oct 1939
HMS H 31 (Lt. P.R. Ward, RN) shifted from Plymouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Maid Marion (Capt.(Retd.) D.I. McGillewie, RN). (1)

25 Dec 1944
HMS Clyde (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) ended her 30th war patrol (3rd in the Far East) at Trincomalee. She was escorted in by HMS Maid Marion (T/Lt. L.C. Cockrell, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/15688
  2. ADM 199/1877

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

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