Allied Warships

HMS Filla (T 212)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 212 
Built byJohn Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) : Holmes 
Ordered15 Mar 1941 
Laid down29 Sep 1941 
Launched2 Apr 1942 
Commissioned20 Aug 1942 
End service 

Sold to the Italian Navy in January 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Filla (T 212)

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1T/Lt. Thomas Friend Bennett-Blacklock, RNVR10 Aug 1942late 1942
2T/Lt. Terence Conrad Newth, RNVRlate 194229 Mar 1943
3T/Lt. Geoffrey Herbert Syrett, RNVR29 Mar 194321 Dec 1944
4T/Lt. Arthur Leonard Hughes, RNVR21 Dec 19441 Apr 1945
5T/Lt. Douglas Morgan Allan, RNVR1 Apr 1945Aug 1945
6T/Lt. Ronald Adair, RNVRAug 1945

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Notable events involving Filla include:

5 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Racehorse (Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, DSC, RN) and HMS Filla (T/Lt. T.C. Newth, RNVR). (1)

2 Oct 1943
HMS Filla (Lt. J.B. Hornby) picks up 59 men from the British merchant Stanmore that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-223 near Cape Ivi, Algeria in position 36°41'N, 01°10'E.


  1. ADM 173/17255

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

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