Allied Warships

HMS Turcoman (FY 130)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 130 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched26 Jan 1937 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in February.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 455 tons.

Sold in 1945.

Commands listed for HMS Turcoman (FY 130)

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1Skr. Arthur George Day, RNR2 Oct 193922 Mar 1941
2T/Lt. Reginald Llewellyn Petty-Major, RNVR22 Mar 194114 May 1941
3T/Lt. Rowland Frank Pretty, RNVR14 May 1941Apr 1942

4T/S.Lt. Donald MacLean, RNVRAug 1942Jan 1943
5T/Lt. Vivian Walton Hixson, RNVRJan 1943Mar 1943
6T/Lt. Reginald Frederick Pembry, RNRMar 1943mid 1943
7T/A/Lt. D T McCormick, RNVRmid 194328 Aug 1943
8T/Lt. Ernest William Hawcroft, RNVR28 Aug 194331 Jan 1944
9T/Lt. Charles Desmond Ralph, RNVR31 Jan 1944early 1945
10R E Steward, RNVRearly 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Turcoman include:

27 Oct 1939
HMS H 50 (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) shifted from Portsmouth to Portland. She was escorted by HMS Turcoman (Skr. A.G. Day, RNR). (1)

9 Nov 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Poe, RN), HMS Bridgewater (Cdr. (Retd.) N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN), HMS Hollyhock (Lt. T.E. Davies, OBE, RNR) and HMS Turcoman (T/Lt. R.F. Pretty, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/15749
  2. ADM 173/16988

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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