Allied Warships

HMS Darwen (FY 1859)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1859 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Dec 1915 
CommissionedJun 1940 
End service 

Completed in January 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in June 1940.
Displacement: 227 tons.

Returned to her owner in February 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Darwen (FY 1859)

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1Skr. William Norman Hurn, RNR10 Aug 194013 Dec 1940
2T/Lt. Thomas Harry Howarth, RNVR13 Dec 19405 Dec 1941
3T/Lt. William Balfour, RNVR5 Dec 194110 Oct 1942
4T/Lt. James Mitchell Renton, RNVR10 Oct 19427 Aug 1943
5T/Lt. Arthur Sidman Forbes, SANF(V)7 Aug 1943early 1944
6T/S.Lt. James Noel Bichard, RNVRearly 1944mid 1945

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