Allied Warships

HMS Valesca (FY 814)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 814 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched2 May 1916 
CommissionedJul 1940 
End service 

Completed in August 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in July 1940.
Displacement: 188 tons.

Became a wreck location vessel in December 1941.


Commands listed for HMS Valesca (FY 814)

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1J Goffin, RNR20 Sep 19401 Jan 1941
2T/Lt. Clifford William Stephen Barnes, RNVR1 Jan 1941Jan 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Roger Birch, RNJan 194223 Feb 1943 (+)
4Lt.Cdr. Christopher John Wood, RN6 Mar 1943late 1943
5T/Lt. Arthur John Carr, RNVRlate 1943early 1944

6T/Lt. Norman Frank Spanner, RNVR14 Aug 1944mid 1945

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