Allied Warships

HMS Warwick Deeping (FY 182)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 182 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched11 Oct 1934 
CommissionedSep 1939 
Lost12 Oct 1940 

Completed in December 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 445 tons.

HMT Warwick Deeping (Skipper John Robert Bruce, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by German torpedo boats off the Isle of Wight on 12 October 1940.


Commands listed for HMS Warwick Deeping (FY 182)

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1Lt.Cdr. Kenneth McMillan Drake, RNR22 Sep 1939May 1940
2Skr. John Robert Bruce, RNRMay 194012 Oct 1940

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Notable events involving Warwick Deeping include:

18 Oct 1939
HMS H 43 (Lt.Cdr. W.A.K.N. Cavaye, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Warwick Deeping (Lt.Cdr. K.M. Drake, RNR) (1)


  1. ADM 173/15730

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

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