Allied Warships

HMS Arthur Cavenagh (FY 566)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 566 
Built byBow McLachlan & Co. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched8 May 1918 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 28 May 1918.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 277 tons.

Sold in January 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Arthur Cavenagh (FY 566)

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1W J Goouch, RNR30 Aug 193924 Feb 1940
2Skr. Thomas William Kirby, RNR24 Feb 194028 Dec 1942
3T/Lt. Harry Albert Vincent, RNVR28 Dec 1942Jun 1944
4T/Lt. James Galloway Reeve, RNVRJun 19448 Jan 1945
5T/Lt. George Donald Railton, RNVR8 Jan 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Arthur Cavenagh include:

11 Feb 1941
HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, DSO, RN) departed Tobruk for Benghazi escorting the auxiliary M/S trawlers HMS Arthur Cavanagh (Skr. T.W. Kirby, RNR) and HMS Milford Countess (T/A/S.Lt. R.H. Vallings, RNR). At Benghazi the harbour had to be cleared of mines.

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