Allied Warships

HMS Tumby (FY 850)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 850 
Built byHawthorns & Co., Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched 1918 
CommissionedMar 1942 
End service 

Completed on 9 May 1918.
Taken over by the Admiralty in March 1942.
Displacement: 204 tons.
Armament: 1 3pdr gun.

Returned to her owner in April 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Tumby (FY 850)

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1J W Greengrass, RNR22 Jun 1940Mar 1942
2T/Lt. John Norman Bligh, RNVRMar 194219 Nov 1943
3T/Lt. George Henry Hatton Matthews, RNVR19 Nov 19431 Dec 1943
4T/Skr. George Cecil Cranwell Mileham, RNR1 Dec 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Tumby include:

19 Dec 1939
Tumby (Skr. J.W. Greengrass, RNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant City of Kobe that was sunk near Cross Sand Buoy, Great Yarmouth in position 52°35'N, 01°59'E after hitting a mine laid on 15 December 1939 by German U-boat U-60.

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