Allied Warships

HMS Stella Capella (FY 107)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 107 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched24 Jun 1937 
CommissionedDec 1939 
Lost11 Mar 1942 
Loss position64° 48'N, 13° 20'W

built as fishing trawler Admiral Hawke. In July 1939 renamed Stella Capella. Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 507 grt.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Stella Capella (Lt. Walter Langdron Sadgrove, RANVR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-701 south off Iceland in position 64º48'N, 13º20'W.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 11 Mar 1942 by U-701 (Degen).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMS Stella Capella

Commands listed for HMS Stella Capella (FY 107)

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1Cdr. (retired) Paul Agger, RN15 Dec 19395 Mar 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Richard Vere Essex Case, RNR5 Mar 194028 Aug 1940
3T/S.Lt. Arhur Lionel Waldegrave Warren, RNR28 Aug 194028 Feb 1941
4Lt. Walter Langdon Sadgrove, RANVR28 Feb 194111 Mar 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Stella Capella include:

4 Nov 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Hugh Walpole (T/Lt. P.O. Elliott, RNR) and HMS Stella Capella (Lt. W.L. Sadgrove, RANVR). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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