Allied Warships

HMS Hunda (T 298)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 298 
Built byFerguson Bros. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered18 Jan 1941 
Laid down16 Jun 1941 
Launched4 Feb 1942 
Commissioned16 Apr 1942 
End service 
HistorySold in May 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Hunda (T 298)

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1T/Lt. William Birnie Brown, RNVR2 Mar 1942Dec 1944
2T/Lt. Harold Malkin Bates, RNVRDec 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Hunda include:

1 Feb 1943
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Mers el Kebir with HMS Westray (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Rhind, RNZNVR) and HMS Hunda (T/Lt. W.B. Brown, RNVR). (1)

30 Mar 1946
On passage from Malta to Gibraltar took a heavy sea causing furnace bearer bars to collapse. The engine room began to flood. An SOS was sent and the ship limped on at 4 Knots. A tug was sent to assist and the ship berthed in Gibraltar on 31 March 1946. The ship was commanded by Lieutenant Joseph William Bullock, RNVR for which he received a mention in dispatches from Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean Station, Admiral A. Willis, dated 29 May 1946. (2)


  1. ADM 173/18143
  2. Personal communication

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

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