Allied Warships

HMS Tekoura (FY 247)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 247 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched19 Nov 1929 
CommissionedDec 1939 
End service 

Completed in January 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in October 1939.
Displacement: 368 tons.

Returned to her owner in August 1945.
Scrapped at Boom, Belgium on 14 October 1954.


Commands listed for HMS Tekoura (FY 247)

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1Skr. Henry Rich, RNR10 Dec 193928 May 1941
2Skr. George Main, RNR28 May 194118 May 1943
3A/Skr.Lt. William Baxter Cowie, RNR18 May 1943

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Notable events involving Tekoura include:

11 Mar 1943
HMS Trespasser (Lt. R.M. Favell, RN) carries out A/S exercises with the British destroyer HMS Offa (Capt. J. A. McCoy, DSO, RN), the British escort destroyer HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN) and the British minesweeper HMS Salamander (Lt. W.R. Muttram, RN).

Later Trespasser departed from Scapa Flow bound for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Tekoura (Skr. G. Main, RNR). (1)

17 May 1944
HMS Voracious (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises at/off Scapa Flow with HMS Whelp (Cdr. G.A.F. Norfolk, RN), HMS Undine (Cdr. T.C. Robinson, RN), HNoMS Narvik and HMS Tekoura (A/Skr.Lt. W.B. Cowie, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/18253
  2. ADM 173/19434

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

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