HMS Akita (FY 610)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.)|
|Launched||23 Mar 1939|
Completed in June 1939.
Returned to her owner in October 1945.
Commands listed for HMS Akita (FY 610)
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|1||Ch.Skr. William Albert Watson, RNR||11 Nov 1939||1 Aug 1940|
|2||Skr. John Goodman, RNR||1 Aug 1940||Feb 1941|
|3||Skr.Lt. William Albert Watson, DSC, RNR||Feb 1941||late 1944|
|4||Skr. Graham Smith Burr, RNR||late 1944||29 Jan 1945|
|5||T/Skr. Thomas Henry Roskell, RNR||29 Jan 1945||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving Akita include:
3 Mar 1940
HMS Akita (Ch.Skr. W.A. Watson, DSC, RNR) picks up 2 survivors from the British merchant Cato that sank after hitting a mine laid the previous day by German U-boat U-29 2.5 nautical miles west of Nash Point in the Bristol Channel in position 51°24'N, 03°37'W.