Allied Warships

HMS British (FY 506)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 506 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Jun 1930 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 16 July 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 406 tons.

Returned to her owner in December 1945.
Renamed Wyre British in 1954.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium 19 October 1957.


Commands listed for HMS British (FY 506)

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1Skr. Henry Benjamin Norman, RNR27 Aug 1939early 1940

2Skr. Tom Smith, RNR2 Aug 194027 Jan 1941
3T/S.Lt. Harry Allison, RNVR27 Jan 194126 Jul 1941
4T/Lt. Isaac Evans, RNR26 Jul 194129 Aug 1942
5Lt. William George Pitcher, RNR29 Aug 19421 Jul 1943
6W N Hall, RNR1 Jul 1943Dec 1945

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