Allied Warships

HMS St. Melante (FY 753)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 753 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched15 Aug 1927 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 27 September 1927.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 219 tons.

Returned to her owner in August 1945.
Renamed Womersley in 1950.
Renamed Rapallo in 1954.
Scrapped at Bruges, Belgium on 14 July 1956.


Commands listed for HMS St. Melante (FY 753)

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1A Ford, RNR30 Mar 194015 May 1940
2T/Skr. Arthur Osborne, RNR15 May 1940mid 1940
3T/Skr. Walter Henry Winter, RNRmid 194013 May 1941
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. L C Gilbert, RNR13 May 1941early 1942
5T/Lt. Gilbert Charles Price Boulton, RNVRearly 194210 Oct 1942
6T/Lt. James Melville Thompson, RNVR10 Oct 1942May 1944
7T/Lt. Frederick Scantlebury, RNVRMay 1944late 1944
8T/Lt. Albert William Caldwell, RNVRlate 1944mid 1945

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