Allied Warships

HMS Burra (T 158)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 158 
Built byGoole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered6 Apr 1940 
Laid down1 Oct 1940 
Launched29 Mar 1941 
Commissioned19 Jul 1941 
End service 

Sold to the Italian Navy on 22 January 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Burra (T 158)

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1T/Lt. Charles Burston Rosenthal, RNVR19 Apr 194125 Sep 1941
2T/Lt. William John Cuthbert Harrison, RNVR25 Sep 1941Dec 1943
3T/Lt. Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVRDec 1943mid 1944
4T/Lt. Norman Frank Francis, RNVRmid 1944

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Notable events involving Burra include:

1 Jul 1942
HMS Burra (T/Lt. W.J.C. Harrison, RNVR) picks up 4 survivors from the small British merchant Marilyse Moller that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 north-east of Port Said in position 31°22'N, 33°44'E.

30 Mar 1943
HMS Burra (T/Lt. W.J.C. Harrison, RNVR) picks up the sole survivor from the small Egyptian merchant Rousdi that was torpedoed and sunk two days earlier by German U-boat U-81 north-west of Majdal in position 31°46'N, 34°23'E.

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