Allied Warships

HMS St. Donats

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Pennant 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched21 Jun 1924 
CommissionedAug 1939 
Lost1 Mar 1941 
Loss position53° 28'N, 1° 01'E

The British ms trawler HMS St. Donats lost on 1 Mar 1941 in position 53° 28'N, 1° 01'E.

History

Completed on 3 September 1924.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 349 tons.

HMT St. Donats (T/Skr. Frederick Lawrence Atkinson, RNR) was sunk in a collision with escort destroyer HMS Cotswold (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Knowling, RN) off Spurn, Yorkshire, England on 1 March 1941.
The wreck lies in position 53º28'39"N, 01º01'09"E.

 

Commands listed for HMS St. Donats

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Wilfred Thompson, RNRJun 194020 Aug 1940
2George William Edward Honhold, RNR20 Aug 194014 Dec 1940
3T/Skr. Fred Lawrence Atkinson, RNR14 Dec 19401 Mar 1941

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1 Mar 1941
HMS St. Donats (T/Skr. F.L.A. Atkinson, RNR) was sunk in a collision with escort destroyer HMS Cotswold (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Knowling, RN) off Spurn, Yorkshire, England on 1 March 1941.

The wreck of the St. Donats lies in position 53°28'39"N, 01°01'09"E.

HMS Cotswold was under repair for about a month.


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