Allied Warships

HMS Arkwright (FY 653)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 653 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Jul 1930 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 10 September 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 370 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Sold in December 1945.
Renamed Red Charger in 1946.
Scrapped at Troon on 3 June 1955.


Commands listed for HMS Arkwright (FY 653)

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1H C Slater, RNR28 Oct 19391 Apr 1940
2Skr.Lt. (retired) Arthur Girling, RD, RNR1 Apr 19403 Jun 1940
3T/Skr. Albert Harry Coleman, RNR3 Jun 19401 Jan 1941
4T/Lt. Albert James Walker Stead, RNVR1 Jan 19413 Feb 1941
5Lt.Cdr. Frank Joseph George Hewitt, RN3 Feb 194119 Aug 1941
6T/Lt. George Henry Clark, RNVR19 Aug 19419 Oct 1942
7T/Lt. Gerald Eliot Meysey Bromley-Martin, RNVR9 Oct 19424 Sep 1944
8T/A/Lt.Cdr. W G Jamieson, RNVR4 Sep 194427 Jun 1945
9T/A/Lt.Cdr. J C S Engebretsen, RNR27 Jun 1945late 1945

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