Allied Warships

HMS Cape Spartel

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched28 Nov 1928 
CommissionedAug 1939 
Lost2 Feb 1942 
Loss position53° 29'N, 0° 50'E

Completed in February 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 346 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

HMT Cape Spartel (T/Lt. John Richard Grundy, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft off the Humber on 2 February 1942.
The wreck lies in 18 meters of water in position 53º29'13"N, 00º50'13"E.


Commands listed for HMS Cape Spartel

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1Skr. James Alexander Simpson, RNR31 Oct 1939Nov 1939
2H C Gue, RNRNov 193918 Dec 1940
3Cdr. (retired) John Williams Damer Powell, RD, RNR18 Dec 1940early 1941
4T/Lt. John Richard Grundy, RNRearly 19412 Feb 1942

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