Allied Warships

HMS Contender (FY 543)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 543 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched15 Apr 1930 
CommissionedFeb 1940 
End service 

Completed in May 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Displacement: 236 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Contender (FY 543)

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1T/Skr. Alfred Ernest Kettless, RNR6 May 194028 Oct 1941
2Skr. Chester William Percival Thompson, RNR28 Oct 194111 Dec 1941
3T/Skr. William Smith, RNR11 Dec 1941Jun 1942
4T/Skr. Alfred Ernest Kettless, RNRJun 194228 Jun 1943
5Skr. McKinely Harvey, RNR28 Jun 194312 Aug 1943
6T/Skr. Thomas Fisher Bunce, RNR12 Aug 194326 Mar 1945
7A/Ch.Skr. William White, RD, RNR26 Mar 1945mid 1945

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