Allied Warships

HMS Bilsdean (FY 503)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 503 
Built byAlexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Laid down 
CommissionedFeb 1940 
End service 

Completed in July 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Displacement: 242 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Bilsdean (FY 503)

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1Ch.Skr. Edward Charles Rowe, RD, RNR30 May 194026 Oct 1940
2T/Skr. William Henry Buley, RNR26 Oct 194012 Jun 1941
3T/Lt. George Rundle, RNVR12 Jun 19415 Dec 1941
4T/Lt. William Frederick Turner, RNVR5 Dec 194113 Feb 1945
5T/Lt. Lewis Hutchinson, RNR13 Feb 1945mid 1945

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