Allied Warships

HMS Avalanche (FY 1895)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1895 
Built by 
Laid down 
CommissionedJun 1940 
End service 

Built in 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in June 1940.
Displacement: 222 tons.

Became a Boom Barrage Vessel in 1944.


Commands listed for HMS Avalanche (FY 1895)

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1T/Skr. Percival Augustus Durrant, RNR27 Jun 19401 Sep 1940
2Cdr. (retired) John Williams Damer Powell, RD, RNR1 Sep 194029 May 1941
3T/Skr. John Littleproud, DSC, RNR29 May 1941late 1941

4T/Lt. Desmond Arthur Turner, RNVR4 Aug 1942late 1943
5T/Lt. William Robert Russell, RNVRlate 1943early 1945

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