Allied Warships

HMS Rowan (T 119)

MS Trawler of the Tree class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 119 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered5 Jun 1939 
Laid down13 Jun 1939 
Launched12 Aug 1939 
Commissioned14 Dec 1939 
End service 
HistorySold in 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Rowan (T 119)

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1Ch.Skr. William Richard Setterfield, RNR5 Dec 193924 Feb 1940
2T/Skr. Leopold Dickson Romyn, RNR24 Feb 194012 Dec 1940
3T/Lt. Ralph Ommanny Moore, RNVR12 Dec 1940ca.early44
4Lt. Felix Victor Wilson, RNVRca.early444 Nov 1944
5T/Lt. Geoffrey Raymond Edwards, RNVR4 Nov 1944

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Notable events involving Rowan include:

6 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Rowan (T/Lt. R.O. Moore, RNVR), HMS Lord Essenden (A/Skr.Lt. F.A. Yeomans, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (1)

10 Aug 1943
With her refit completed, HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN), departed Plymouth for Rothesay to join the 7th Submarine Flotilla (training flotilla). She was escorted during this passage by HMS Rowan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.O. Moore, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17922
  2. ADM 173/18331

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

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