Allied Warships

HMS Richard Crofts (FY 530)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 530 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched13 Jun 1918 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 3 December 1918.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 290 tons.

Returned to her owner in August 1945.
Wrecked on 20 February 1953.


Commands listed for HMS Richard Crofts (FY 530)

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1T/Skr. Robert Henry Maulkinson, RNR23 Jan 1940Feb 1941
2T/Lt. Donald Gregory Chapman, RNVRFeb 19414 Jan 1943
3T/Lt. Denis John Britton, RNVR4 Jan 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Richard Crofts include:

2 Jan 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. M. Willmott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Holyhead with HMS Richard Crofts (T/Skr. R.H. Maulkinson, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/16789

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

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