Allied Warships

HMS Cockchafer (T 72)

River gunboat of the Insect class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
PennantT 72 
Built byBarclay, Curle & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)  
Ordered9 Feb 1915 
Laid downFeb 1915 
Launched17 Dec 1915 
CommissionedApr 1916 
End service 

Sold for scrap in 1949.


Commands listed for HMS Cockchafer (T 72)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Andrew Agnew, RN25 Dec 193816 Apr 1940
2Lt.Cdr. Hugh Forbes Robertson-Aikman, RN16 Apr 194019 Jun 1941
3Lt. Robert Stewart Blacker, RN19 Jun 1941mid 1943
4T/Lt. Arthur William Dow, RNVRmid 1943Oct 1944
5Lt.Cdr. Edward Bernard Tancock, DSC, RNOct 1944Jan 1945
6T/Lt. Basil Guy Pritchard de Mattos, RNVRJan 194528 Jul 1945
7Lt. Edward Austin Tyrer, DSC, RN28 Jul 1945

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