Allied Warships

HMS Prodigal (T 187)

MS Trawler of the P class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 187 
ModSecond group 
Built byUniao Fabril (Lisbon, Portugal) 
Ordered19 Jul 1940 
Laid down 
Launched26 Apr 1941 
Commissioned17 Aug 1942 
End service 

Originally named Porthleven but renamed Prodigal in 1943.
Sold in June 1946.

Former nameHMS Porthleven

Commands listed for HMS Prodigal (T 187)

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1T/Lt. Charles Trevor Letts, RNVR8 Oct 194217 Dec 1942
2T/Lt. John Aim Shearer Leslie, RNR17 Dec 19423 May 1943
3T/Lt. George Christian Norman, RNR3 May 194315 Dec 1943
4T/Lt. Walter Aloysius Gervaise, RNR15 Dec 1943

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Notable events involving Prodigal include:

5 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rhododendron (Lt. L.A. Sayers, RNR), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR), HMS Hyderabad (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, DSC, RNR) and HMS Prodigal (T/Lt. J.A.S. Leslie, RNR). (1)


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

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