Allied Warships

HMS Stella Leonis (FY 706)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 706 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched8 Mar 1928 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed in May 1928.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 345 tons.

Became a danlayer in April 1944.

Renamed Catharina Duyvis in 1947.
Last reported on 31 January 1953 about 20 nautical miles north-west of IJmuiden, Netherlands. The wreck was later found in position 52.39.81N, 04.24.50E.


Commands listed for HMS Stella Leonis (FY 706)

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1F W McKay, RNRJun 1940Oct 1940
2J L Grant, RNROct 194015 Jan 1941
3Lt. Thomas Richard Walker, RNR15 Jan 1941Feb 1941
4A/Skr.Lt. Wilfrid Perrett, RNRFeb 1941mid 1942
5Skr. Angus Smith, RNRmid 194216 Dec 1943
6T/Skr. Arthur Wood, DSC, RNR16 Dec 1943mid 1945
7Skr. Murde Nicholson, RNRmid 1945late 1945

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