Allied Warships

HMS Provost (T 196)

MS Trawler of the P class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 196 
ModFirst group 
Built byMario Bolias Monica (Aviero, Portugal) 
Ordered15 Jul 1940 
Laid down 
Launched21 Feb 1943 
Commissioned8 Mar 1943 
End service 

Originally named Portreath but renamed Provost in 1943.
Later renamed Prowess.
Sold in June 1946.

Former nameHMS Portreath

Commands listed for HMS Provost (T 196)

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1T/Lt. Rowland Burnett Evans, RNVR11 Oct 19432 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Provost include:

1 May 1945
HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Gorse (Skr. F.R. Brown, RNR) and HMS Provost (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.B. Evans, RNVR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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