Allied Warships

HMS Fratton

Armed boarding vessel

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeArmed boarding vessel
Class[No specific class] 
Built byD. & W. Henderson & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched18 Aug 1925 
Commissioned 1940 
Lost18 Aug 1944 

Former cargo vessel completed on 28 September 1925.
Displacement: 757 GRT.
Dimensions: 67.1 x 10.2 feet.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA.
Speed: 14 knots.

Became a barrage balloon vessel in 1943.

HMS Fratton (Cdr. Kenelm Jocelyn Townesend Hutchings, RD, RNR) was sunk on 18 August 1944 off Normandy by a German human torpedo.


Commands listed for HMS Fratton

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1T/Lt. Alan George Roberts, RNR24 Jul 194021 Apr 1944
2Cdr. Kenelm Jocelyn Townesend Hutchings, RD, RNR21 Apr 194418 Aug 1944

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