Allied Warships

HMS Flotta (T 171)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 171 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered27 May 1940 
Laid down4 Oct 1940 
Launched3 Feb 1941 
Commissioned11 Jun 1941 
Lost6 Nov 1941 

HMT Flotta (T/Sub.Lt. A. Smith, RNVR) foundered on 6 November 1941 after being grounded on the east coast of Scotland on 29 October 1941.


Commands listed for HMS Flotta (T 171)

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1T/Lt. George Laurence McArthur, RANVR22 May 194119 Jul 1941
2A. Smith, RNVR19 Jul 19416 Nov 1941

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Notable events involving Flotta include:

17 Jul 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Flotta (T/Lt. G.L McArthur, RANVR), HMS Samphire (Lt.Cdr. F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and HMS Islay (Ch.Skr. T. Donovan, RNR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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