Allied Warships

HMS Helvetia (4.86)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Sep 1916 
CommissionedApr 1942 
End service 

Completed on 26 February 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in April 1942.
Displacement: 260 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Returned to her owner in July 1946.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium on 12 February 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Helvetia (4.86)

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1T/Skr. Charles Albert Coxall, RNR14 Sep 40mid 1941

2T/Skr. Frederic Ernest Mewse, RNR18 Aug 1941early 1942
3T/Skr. Robert Samuel Durrant, RNRearly 19426 May 1942
4T/Lt. Frederick James Call, RNR6 May 1942mid 1943
5T/Lt. Frank Ernest Welsby, RNVRmid 194321 Dec 1943
6T/Lt. John Henry Graham, RNVR21 Dec 1943mid 1945

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