Allied Warships

HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1601 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Sep 1929 
CommissionedAug 1939 
Lost2 May 1945 
Loss position64° 10'N, 23° 12'W

Completed in September 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 348 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

HMS Ebor Wyke (T/A/Ch.Skr. Hans Albert Jensen, DSC, RNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-979 off Hrafneyri light, Iceland in position 64º10'N, 23º12'W.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 2 May 1945 by U-979 (Meermeier).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Ebor Wyke

Commands listed for HMS Ebor Wyke (FY 1601)

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1Skr. Edmond Allan Reynolds Chilton, RNR28 Aug 1939early 1940

2T/Skr. Charles Frederick Parsons, RNR16 Mar 1940mid 1940

3T/Skr. Thorarium Einar Olgeirsson, RNR11 Sep 194018 Feb 1941
4T/Skr. Joseph Charles Winning, RNR18 Feb 194128 May 1941
5Skr. Ernest Percy Tucker, RNR28 May 1941ca late 41
6T/Skr. Samuel Smith, RNRca late 41Jun 1942
7Hans Albert Jensen, RNRJun 19422 May 1945 (+)

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Notable events involving Ebor Wyke include:

11 Dec 1940
HMS Ebor Wyke (T/A/Skipper T.E. Olgeirsson, RNR) picks up 49 survivors from the British passenger ship Rotorua that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-96 about 110 miles north-west of St. Kilda in position 58°56'N, 11°20'W.

30 Sep 1944
During exercises off Dundee, HMS Trusty (Lt. L.E. Herrick, DSO, RN), serves as target ship for HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN). Later Trusty and Viking departed from Dundee for Scapa Flow and Lerwick respectively. They were escorted by HMS Ebor Wyke (T/A/Ch.Skr. H.A. Jensen, DSC, RNR) (1)


  1. ADM 173/19129 + ADM 173/19396

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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