Allied Warships

HMS Waterfly (FY 681)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 681 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Sep 1931 
CommissionedSep 1939 
Lost17 Sep 1942 
Loss position50° 50'N, 0° 54'E

Completed on 15 October 1931.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 387 tons.

HMS Waterfly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richie William Hawes, RNVR) was sunk by German aircraft off Dungeness in position 50º50'N, 00º54'E.


Commands listed for HMS Waterfly (FY 681)

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1Skr. James Ralph, RNR19 Oct 19394 Nov 1939
2Ch.Skr. Albert Winterburn Bowles, RNR4 Nov 19394 Apr 1941
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ritchie William Hawes, RNVR4 Apr 194117 Sep 1942 (+)

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