Allied Warships

HMS Tarantula (T 62)

River gunboat of the Insect class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
PennantT 62 
Built byWood Skinner & Co. Ltd. (Newcastle, England U.K.) 
Ordered9 Feb 1915 
Laid down 
Launched8 Dec 1915 
Commissioned28 Jan 1916 
End service 

Sunk as target off Ceylon on 1 May 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Tarantula (T 62)

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1Capt. Francis Cyril Flynn, RN8 Jun 193826 Mar 1940
2Cdr. (emergency) Reginald Charles Ferrers Creer, RAN26 Mar 194016 Nov 1941

3T/Lt. Norman Frank Francis, RNVR6 Nov 1942early 1943

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