Allied Warships

HMS William Hallett (FY 554)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 554 
Built byRennie Forrestt Shipbuilding Engineering & Drydock Co.Ltd. (Wivenhoe, England, United Kingdom) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedNov 1939 
Lost13 Dec 1939 
Loss position55° 03'N, 1° 18'W
History

Completed on 7 January 1919.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1939.
Displacement: 202 tons.

On 13 December 1939 HMS William Hallet (T/Skr. Charles William Hannant, RNR) was mined and sunk off the Tyne, in a field laid the previous night by the German Kommodore Bonte's destroyers Hermann Künne, Erich Steinbrinck, Bruno Heinemann and Friedrich Ihn and consisting of 240 mines. The actual position for this wreck is believed to be 55º02'591"N, 01º17'516"W. Depth approx. 47m. to bottom.

 

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1T/Skr. Charles William Hannant, RNRlate 193913 Dec 1939 (+)

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