Allied Warships

HMS Pict (FY 132)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 132 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Jul 1936 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed in August 1936.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 462 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1945 or 1946.
Renamed Stella Procyon in 1948.
Renamed Carthusian in 1948.
Scrapped at Dunston in 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Pict (FY 132)

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1Skr. John Derrett, RNRmid 1941

2T/Lt. George Wallace, RNRJul 1942late 1943
3T/Lt. John Frank Squires, RNVRlate 19433 Apr 1944
4T/S.Lt. Derric Armstrong Breen, RNVR3 Apr 1944

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Notable events involving Pict include:

1 Jun 1941
HMS Pict (Lt.Cdr. W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) picks up 18 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Rinda that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day off Freetown in position 06°52'N, 15°14'W by German U-boat U-38.

23 Jul 1942
The British merchant Garmula is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-752 about 200 nautical miles south-west of Freetown in position 05°32'N, 14°45'W. HMS Pict (Lt.Cdr. W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) later picks up 61 survivors.

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