Allied Warships

HMS Locust (T 28)

River gunboat of the Dragonfly class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRiver gunboat
PennantT 28 
Built byYarrow Shipbuilders Ltd. (Scotstoun, Scotland)  
Ordered20 Jun 1938 
Laid down29 Nov 1938 
Launched28 Sep 1939 
Commissioned17 May 1940 
End serviceMay 1946 

Decommissioned to reserve in May 1946.
Became a RNVR drill ship in 1951.
Scrapped in 1968.


Commands listed for HMS Locust (T 28)

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1Lt. Ackroyd Norman Palliser Costobadie, RN9 Apr 19404 Nov 1940
2Lt. James Wolferstan Rylands, RN4 Nov 194011 Dec 1941
3Lt.Cdr. (retired) William John Stride, RN11 Dec 19414 Sep 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Percival Kilbee, RNR4 Sep 19445 Mar 1946

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