Allied Warships

HMS Orfasy (T 204)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

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NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 204 
Built byAlexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland) 
Ordered21 Dec 1940 
Laid down21 Aug 1941 
Launched17 Mar 1942 
Commissioned14 Jul 1942 
Lost22 Oct 1943 
Loss position5° 58'N, 11° 30'W

HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. George Alfred Whichello, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-68 about 185 nautical miles south-east of Freetown in position 05º58'N, 11º30'W. No survivors from a crew of 34.

More information, including a crew list, can be found at this website (offsite link).


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 21 Oct 1943 by U-68 (Lauzemis).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Orfasy

Commands listed for HMS Orfasy (T 204)

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1T/Skr. Edward Wilson Temple, RNR13 Jul 1942Aug 1942
2T/A/Skr.Lt. George Alfred Whichello, DSC, RNRAug 194222 Oct 1943

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Notable events involving Orfasy include:

9 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Orfasy (T/A/Skr.Lt. G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), HMS Le Tiger (T/Lt. C.A. Hoodless, RNR) and HMS Viviana (Skr. R. Trueman, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17529

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

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