Allied Warships

HMS Canna (T 161)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
ClassIsles 
PennantT 161 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered6 Apr 1940 
Laid down19 Jul 1940 
Launched18 Nov 1940 
Commissioned7 Apr 1941 
Lost5 Dec 1942 
HistoryHMS Canna (T/Lt. Wilfred Noel Bishop-Laggett, RNR) was burnt out at Lagos, Nigeria on 5 December 1942. 

Commands listed for HMS Canna (T 161)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Gerald Charles Leonard Payne, RNVR29 Jan 194117 Jul 1942
2T/Lt. Wilfred Noel Bishop-Laggett, RNR17 Jul 19425 Dec 1942

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Notable events involving Canna include:


5 Nov 1942
HMS Canna (T/Lt. W.N. Bishop-Laggett, RNR) picks up 22 survivors from the British merchant Peterton that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-109 on 17 September northwest of the Cape Verde Islands.


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