Allied Warships

HMS Lincolnshire (FY 222)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 222 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Nov 1935 
CommissionedMay 1940 
End service 

Completed in January 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 19 September 1939.
Displacement: 432 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Renamed Lord Wavell in 1946.
Renamed Loch Inver in 1946.
Ranamed Maxin in 1948.
Renamed Rossallian in 1948.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgum on 18 June 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Lincolnshire (FY 222)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Keith Buckley, RNVRMay 19401 Oct 1941
2Skr. Samuel Leonard Larner, RNR1 Oct 194121 Jun 1944
3Skr. Ernest Thomas Sanders, RNR21 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Lincolnshire include:

29 Mar 1941
HMS H 31 (Lt. R.D. Whiteway-Wilkinson DSC, RN) departed Plymouth for her 8th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay. She sailed at 0630 hours together with HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN). They were escorted until 1135 hours by HMS Lincolnshire (Lt.Cdr. W.K. Buckley, RNVR). (1)

8 Apr 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Pearl (T/Lt. G.K. Hill, RNVR) and HMS Ulva (Skr. E.R. Harris, RNR) and later with HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR) and HMS Lincolnshire (A/Skr.Lt. S.L. Larner, RNR). Also a practice attack was made on HMS Lincolnshire. (2)

9 Apr 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) conducted exercises off Plymouth with RAF aircraft. HMS Lincolnshire (A/Skr.Lt. S.L. Larner, RNR) remained near her as escort during these exercises. (2)

19 Apr 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth.

First with HMS Limbourne (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN) and HMS Tanatside (Lt.Cdr. F.D. Brown, RN). Then with HMS Wensleydale (Lt. J.A. McClure, DSC, RN). Later with HMS Gweal (/A/Lt.Cdr. W.T. Hodson, DSC and Bar, RNVR) and HMS Lincolnshire (A/Skr.Lt. S.L. Larner, RNR) and finally with HMS Susannah Jane (T/Lt. H.U. Thompson, RNVR), HMS Black Arrow (T/Lt. A.K. Rothnie, RNVR) and HMS Romaro (T/S.Lt. J.S.C. Dealy, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 199/1828
  2. ADM 173/18173

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

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