Allied Warships

HMS George Adgell (FY 1926)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1926 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched18 Jun 1919 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Completed on 10 January 1920.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1941.
Displacement: 290 tons.

Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Scrapped at Preston on 3 July 1953.


Commands listed for HMS George Adgell (FY 1926)

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1Percy Sidney Smith, RNR13 Sep 1940Nov 1941
2T/Lt. Thomas Edward Appleton, RNVRNov 1941early 1942
3Lt. Douglas Macmillam Watson, RNVRearly 194224 Mar 1942
4T/Lt. William Hunter Boyd, RNVR24 Mar 19426 Nov 1942
5T/Lt. Leslie Rawson Greenwood, RNVR6 Nov 194219 Jan 1943
6T/Lt. Wilfrid James Ward, RNVR19 Jan 19438 Jun 1943
7T/Lt. John Graham Tait, RNVR8 Jun 194324 Jul 1943
8T/Lt. Robert Peter Daws, RNVR24 Jul 19431 Nov 1943
9T/Lt. Henry Joseph Bastiaenen, RNVR1 Nov 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving George Adgell include:

5 Oct 1944
The crew of the George Adgell rescued a downed Mustang pilot from the North Sea. This fighter pilot was a member of the 339th Fighter Group, 505th Fighter Squadron. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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