Allied Warships

HMS Drangey (FY 195)

ASW Trawler

HMS Drangey (FY 195) in South Africa

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 195 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched21 Nov 1934 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
Loss position69° 53'N, 31° 53'E

Completed in January 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 434 tons.

Sold in 1946.
Renamed Mildenhall in 1947.
Wrecked on 1 November 1948 off the Rybachi peninsula, Russia in position 69º53N', 31º53'E.


Commands listed for HMS Drangey (FY 195)

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1Lt. Stuart Clarence Blair Hickman, RNR22 Sep 1939Mar 1940
2Ch.Skr. Arthur Charles Lawrence, RNRMar 1940mid 1941
3Skr.Lt. Albert Charles Wood, RD, RNR1 Jul 194124 Feb 1942
4Skr. William Jesse Jones, RNR24 Feb 1942early 1944
5T/Skr. William Ezra Woodall, RNRearly 19441 Sep 1944
6Skr.Lt. Albert Charles Wood, RD, RNR1 Sep 194414 Feb 1945
7T/Lt. Robert Clinton Armitage, RNR19 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Drangey include:

23 Oct 1939
HMS Oberon (Lt.Cdr. H.C. Cumberbatch, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Portland with HMS Drangey (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, RNR) and HMS Kingston Cornelian (Skr. W. Green, RNR). (1)

13 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Charlestown (Lt.Cdr. N.R. Murch, RN) and HMS Drangey (Skr. W.J. Jones, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/15803
  2. ADM 173/17493

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

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