Allied Warships

HMS Else Rykens (FY 255)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 255 
Built bySchichau Seebeck-Werft AG (Bremerhaven, Germany) 
Laid down 
CommissionedJan 1940 
End service 

Built in 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 4 December 1939.
Displacement: 266 tons.

Returned in November 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Else Rykens (FY 255)

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Harold Ernest Moran, RNRJan 1944
1Skr. William Baxter Cowie, RNR25 Jan 1940Mar 1942
2Skr. Jock Alan MacTean, RNRMar 1942Jun 1942
3Skr. George Henry Oliver, RNRJun 1942

4A/Skr.Lt John Foubister Banks, RNRJan 1944

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