HMS Burra (T 158)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Goole Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd. (Goole, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||6 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940|
|Launched||29 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Jul 1941|
Sold to the Italian Navy on 22 January 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Burra (T 158)
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|1||T/Lt. Charles Burston Rosenthal, RNVR||19 Apr 1941||25 Sep 1941|
|2||T/Lt. William John Cuthbert Harrison, RNVR||25 Sep 1941||Dec 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Charles Rowland Eardley Childers, RNVR||Dec 1943||mid 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Norman Frank Francis, RNVR||mid 1944|
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Notable events involving Burra include:
1 Jul 1942
HMS Burra (T/Lt. W.J.C. Harrison, RNVR) picks up 4 survivors from the small British merchant Marilyse Moller that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-97 north-east of Port Said in position 31°22'N, 33°44'E.
30 Mar 1943
HMS Burra (T/Lt. W.J.C. Harrison, RNVR) picks up the sole survivor from the small Egyptian merchant Rousdi that was torpedoed and sunk two days earlier by German U-boat U-81 north-west of Majdal in position 31°46'N, 34°23'E.