Allied Warships

HMS Lord Inchcape (FY 1611)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1611 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched2 Sep 1924 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed in December 1924.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 338 tons.

HMT Lord Inchcape (T/Skipper Oliver Best Bell, RNR) was sunk on 25 October 1940 but raised and repaired. Sold in August 1946.
Renamed Petten in 1947.
Scrapped at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands in early 1955.


Commands listed for HMS Lord Inchcape (FY 1611)

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1Lt.Cdr. Reginald Ernest Cowell, RNR29 Aug 19395 Jun 1940
2T/Skr. Oliver Bert Bell, RNR5 Jun 194025 Oct 1940

3T/Lt. Alfred Christopher Baxter, RNVR17 Jun 194227 Aug 1944
4T/A/S.Lt. Hubert Geoffrey Collinson, RNVR27 Aug 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Lord Inchcape include:

27 Dec 1942
After taking on board three ratings that had to come from Dundee, HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN), departed Falmouth to continue her passage to Gibraltar. She was escorted out (until 1740/27) by HMS Lord Inchcape (T/Lt. A.C. Baxter, RNVR) and HMS Conway Castle (T/Lt. N.G. Nell, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1855

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

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