Allied Warships

HMS Manor (FY 333)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 333 
Built byJohn Duthie Torry Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched6 Feb 1913 
CommissionedNov 1939 
Lost9 Jul 1942 
Loss position50° 19'N, 3° 00'W

Completed in March 1913.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 29 August 1939.
Displacement: 314 tons.

HMT Manor (Skipper Benjamin Pile, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by German motor torpedo boats in the English Channel south of Lyme Bay in position 50º19'N, 03º00'W.


Commands listed for HMS Manor (FY 333)

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1T/Lt. Alfred Rosling, RNVR9 Nov 19395 Sep 1940
2Skr. Frank Oldman, RNR5 Sep 19402 Jul 1941
3Skr. Benjamin Pile, RNR2 Jul 19419 Jul 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Manor include:

20 May 1940
HMS H 33 (Lt. G.C.I.St B.S. Watkins, RN) departed Plymouth for her 3rd war patrol. She is ordered to patrol off the west coast of Ireland with HMS H 43 (Lt. G.R. Colvin, RN) and HMS Manor (T/Lt. A. Rosling, RNVR). (1)

3 Aug 1940
Around 1520A/3, HMS Tigris (Lt.Cdr. H.F. Bone, RN) departed from Falmouth for Holy Loch after having taken on board some engine spare parts that were sent over to Falmouth by Chatham Dockyard. HMS Tigris was escorted by HMS Manor (T/Lt. A. Rosling, RNVR). (2)

15 Aug 1940
HMS Cachalot (Lt.Cdr. J.D. Luce, RN) departed Rothesay for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the Bay of Biscay and to lay a minefield off the Gironde.

During her passage south through the Irish Sea Cachalot was escorted by HMS Manor (T/Lt. Alfred Rosling, RNVR) until 2200/17.

As no log for this period is available no map can be displayed. (3)


  1. ADM 199/1828
  2. ADM 199/1845
  3. ADM 199/1827

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

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