Allied Warships

HMS Newslade (FY 816)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 816 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched3 Mar 1916 
CommissionedMar 1940 
End serviceApr 1946 

Completed in April 1916.
Displacement: 275 tons.
Official Number 136137.
First registered at Swansea - SA34.

Served as minesweeper from 1916 till 1919.

Taken over by the Admiralty in March 1940.
Returned to her owner in April 1946.
Sold to Ocean Fishing Co. Leith, LH242/46 renamed Ocean Freeman.
Scrapped in May 1957 at Grangemouth.


Commands listed for HMS Newslade (FY 816)

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1T/Skr. Walter Charles Hart, RNR10 Jul 1940early 1941

2T/Skr. Frederic Ernest Mewse, RNR1 Jul 19411 Aug 1941
3T/Skr. Herbert Darkins, RNR1 Aug 1941Jan 1943
4Skr. Harold Bertie Soanes, RNRJan 1943mid 1945

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