Allied Warships

HMS Duncton (T 220)

ASW Trawler of the Hill class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
PennantT 220 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered18 Jan 1941 
Laid down2 May 1941 
Launched6 Sep 1941 
Commissioned11 Feb 1942 
End service 

Sold to Marine Steam Fishing Co Limited on 10 April 1946 being renamed Colwyn Bay H387. Official number 181294.

On 11 November 1950 Skipper Albert Wilson (52) died aboard the Colwyn Bay H387 whilst fishing off the Norwegian Coast.

Sold to St. Andrews Steam Fishing Co Limited, Hull in 1951.

Fitted for fuel-oil in March 1953.

Transferred to Grimsby on 15 April 1955.

Vessel sold for scrap to Arie Rijsdijk Boss & Zonen, Holland in 1964. Arrived Hendrik Ido Ambecht for breaking up on 29 February 1964.


Commands listed for HMS Duncton (T 220)

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1T/Lt. Percy John Gladwyn Christian, RNVR3 Jan 194210 Jun 1942
2T/Lt. John Percival Kilbee, RNR10 Jun 194226 Oct 1942
3Lt. John Nestle Burgess, RANVR26 Oct 1942Jan 1944
4T/Lt. James Mitchell Renton, RNVRJan 194414 Feb 1944
5T/Lt. Leonard George Bradley, RNVR14 Feb 1944Mar 1944

6T/Lt. James Paterson, RNVR29 May 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Duncton include:

6 Oct 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Virginia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Dobson, RNR), HMS Vetch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.J. Beverley, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Duncton (T/Lt. J.P. Kilbee, RNR), HMS Marigold (Lt. J.A.S. Halcrow, RD, RNR), HMS Sapphire (T/Lt. E.G.le G. Berry, RNVR), HMS Gardenia (T/Lt. M.M. Firth, RNVR) and HMS Convolvulus (A/Lt.Cdr. R.F.R. Yarde-Buller, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17254

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

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