HMS Rowan (T 119)
MS Trawler of the Tree class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||5 Jun 1939|
|Laid down||13 Jun 1939|
|Launched||12 Aug 1939|
|Commissioned||14 Dec 1939|
|History||Sold in 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Rowan (T 119)
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|1||Ch.Skr. William Richard Setterfield, RNR||5 Dec 1939||24 Feb 1940|
|2||T/Skr. Leopold Dickson Romyn, RNR||24 Feb 1940||12 Dec 1940|
|3||T/Lt. Ralph Ommanny Moore, RNVR||12 Dec 1940||ca.early44|
|4||Lt. Felix Victor Wilson, RNVR||ca.early44||4 Nov 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Geoffrey Raymond Edwards, RNVR||4 Nov 1944|
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Notable events involving Rowan include:
6 Mar 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.R. Pelly, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with HMS Rowan (T/Lt. R.O. Moore, RNVR), HMS Lord Essenden (A/Skr.Lt. F.A. Yeomans, RNR), HMS Cape Comorin (T/Lt. N.L. Brown, RNVR) and HMS Ambrose Pare (Skr. J.W. Morris, RNR). (1)
10 Aug 1943
With her refit completed, HMS Umbra (Lt. P.H. May, RN), departed Plymouth for Rothesay to join the 7th Submarine Flotilla (training flotilla). She was escorted during this passage by HMS Rowan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.O. Moore, RNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/17922
- ADM 173/18331
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.