Allied Warships

HMS Cayton Wyke (FY 191)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 191 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Jun 1932 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost8 Jul 1940 

Completed in August 1932.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 373 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr gun.

HMS Cayton Wyke (Ch/Skr. David Forbes Noble, DSC, RNR) was sunk by a German motor torpedo boat off Goodwin Sands in the English Channel on 8 July 1940.


Commands listed for HMS Cayton Wyke (FY 191)

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1Ch.Skr. David Forbes Noble, RNR1 Oct 19398 Jul 1940 (+)

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Notable events involving Cayton Wyke include:

25 Oct 1939
German U-boat U-16 was scuttled in the English Channel near Dover, in position 51°09'N, 01°28'E, after hitting a mine. Its loss was earlier credited to depth charge attacks carried out by the British ASW trawler HMS Cayton Wyke (Ch/Skr. D.F. Noble, RNR) and the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN) in the afternoon on 24 October, but the U-boat was probably not damaged during these attacks.

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