Allied Warships

HMS Retriever (FY 261)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 261 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched16 Jan 1930 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Former French trawler Urania.
Completed in March 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1941.
Displacement: 869 tons.

Returned to her owner in July 1946 and named Uriana again.
Scrapped in Belgium mid-1955.


Commands listed for HMS Retriever (FY 261)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Edmund Geeve, RNROct 1942Jun 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Francis Collins, RNRJun 1945

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Notable events involving Retriever include:

21 May 1942
HMS Retriever is part of the escort for convoy PQ-16 from 21 May 1942 until 23 May 1942.

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