Allied Warships

HMS Ben Bhrackie (FY 997)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 997 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Jul 1916 
CommissionedMar 1940 
End service 

Completed in July 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Displacement: 235 tons.

Returned to her owner in December 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Ben Bhrackie (FY 997)

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1T/Skr. Harry James May, RNR18 May 194030 Aug 1940
2Skr. Lewis Percy Keable, RNR30 Aug 194023 Jan 1941
3T/Skr. Harry Lee, RNR23 Jan 194130 Jul 1941
4Skr. Thomas Brent Taylor, RNR30 Jul 194127 Mar 1942
5Skr. James Crombie Brown, RNR27 Mar 1942mid 1944
6T/A/Ch.Skr. Sidney Platten, RNRmid 19447 Oct 1944
7T/Skr. John Walter Jordan, RNR7 Oct 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Ben Bhrackie include:

1 Aug 1940
HMS H 34 (Lt. A.F. Collett, RN) shifted from Lowestoft to Harwich. She was escorted by HMS Ben Bhrackie (T/Skr. H.J. May, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/16305

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

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