Allied Warships

HMS General Botha (FY 599)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 599 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched4 Jul 1916 
Commissioned 1940 
End service 

Completed in November 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in June or July 1940.
Displacement: 245 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.


Commands listed for HMS General Botha (FY 599)

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1T/Lt. Charles Cox Vacher, RNVR6 Dec 194019 May 1941
2T/Lt. Edwin Alfred Charles Phillips, RNR19 May 194127 Sep 1941
3Lt. Alexander Henderson Diack, DSC, RN27 Sep 194126 Feb 1942
4Lt. Charles Ranson Clark, RNR26 Feb 1942mid 1942
5T/Lt. Quinton Howard Winch, RNVRmid 194221 Jul 1942
6Lt. David Arthur Pochon, RN21 Jul 19426 Jan 1943
7T/A/Lt.Cdr. Percy David Baker, RNVR6 Jan 194330 Jul 1943
8T/Lt. Maurice John Driver, RNVR30 Jul 1943mid 1945

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