HMS Fara (T 162)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||27 May 1940|
|Laid down||5 Sep 1940|
|Launched||15 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||27 Jun 1941|
|History||Sold on 12 July 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Fara (T 162)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Norman Loris Pickersgill, RCNVR||23 Apr 1941||mid 1942|
|2||T/Lt. John Manning Walton, RNVR||mid 1942||19 Apr 1944|
|3||Percy Edgar Martin, RNR||19 Apr 1944||25 Feb 1945|
|4||T/Lt. Arthur Edward Baker, RNVR||25 Feb 1945||24 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Fara include:
1 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rothesay (Cdr. A.A. Martin, DSC, RD, RNR), FFS Senateur Duhamel, FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR). (1)
20 Feb 1944
HMS Overdale Wyke and HMS Fara pick up 36 survivors from the Greek merchant Epaminondas C. Embiricos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-168 on 15 February north of the Addu Atoll in position 01°30'N, 73°00'E.
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)