Allied Warships

HMS Lord Melchett (FY 672)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 672 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Oct 1928 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed in January 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 347 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Became a danlayer in April 1944.
Renamed Nelis in 1948.
Scrapped at Preston in 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Lord Melchett (FY 672)

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1Skr. Robert Clarence Taylor, RNR22 Oct 193912 Sep 1940

2T/Lt. John Adhemar Simson, DSC, RNVR15 Jan 19414 Apr 1941
3T/Lt. Michael Alan Anthony Chodzko, RNVR4 Apr 1941mid 1941
4T/S.Lt. Cecil Postlethwaite Inman, RNVRmid 194121 Jan 1942
5T/Lt. Henry Leon Watkins, RNVR21 Jan 19425 Sep 1942
6A/Skr.Lt. John Clements Ross, DSC, RNR5 Sep 194224 Jul 1943
7T/Lt. John Graham Tait, RNVR24 Jul 1943late 1945

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