Allied Warships

HMS Darnett Ness (FY 542)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 542 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched15 Aug 1919 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 17 August 1920.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 277 tons.

Returned to her owner in September 1945.
Scrapped at Dublin on 29 June 1956.


Commands listed for HMS Darnett Ness (FY 542)

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1Skr. Ernest Smith, RNR28 Aug 1939Jan 1940
2Skr. Chester William Percival Thompson, RNRJan 19402 Apr 1940
3T/S.Lt. James Garret Wood, RNVR2 Apr 194013 Mar 1941
4T/Lt. William Frederick Watson, RNR13 Mar 1941mid 1942
5T/Lt. James Leslie Gardner, RNVRmid 194212 Aug 1943
6T/Lt. James Edward Cook, RNVR12 Aug 1943mid 1945

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