Allied Warships

HMS Grosmont Castle (FY 671)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 671 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched21 May 1917 
CommissionedFeb 1940 
End service 

Completed on 22 June 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Displacement: 276 tons.


Commands listed for HMS Grosmont Castle (FY 671)

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1T/Skr. John Russell Watson, RNR28 May 194021 Jul 1940
2Skr. Norman Jinks, RNR21 Jul 194020 Dec 1940
3Lt. Clifford Edgecombe, RNR20 Dec 1940early 1943
4T/Lt. John Ramsey Key, RNVRearly 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Grosmont Castle include:

24 Sep 1940
The trawler picks up the shipwrecked men of the Faroese sailing ship Union Jack sunk 36 hours earlier by U-31. The arrived at Stornoway on 25 Sept and finally returned to Faroe Islands via ship Vilhelmina. (1)

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