Allied Warships

HMS Asie (FY 370)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 370 
Built byCh Augustin Normand (Le Havre, France) 
Laid down 
CommissionedOct 1940 
End service 

Completed in April 1914.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 3 July 1940.
Displacement: 551 tons.

Returned to her owner in April 1946.
Scrapped at Boulogne, France in February 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Asie (FY 370)

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1Lt. Joseph Benjamin Sparkes, RNR17 Oct 19406 Mar 1941
2Ch.Skr. James Anderson, RNR6 Mar 194112 Jun 1941
3Skr. Francis Charles Butler, RNR12 Jun 19417 Jun 1942
4Skr. Edgar Albert Mutten, RNR7 Jun 1942mid 1943

5Skr. Frank Oldman, RNRJul 1943

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Notable events involving Asie include:

11 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dunbar (T/Lt. R.A. Vallings, DSC, RNR), HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN) and HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN). (1)

13 Mar 1943
At 1030 hours, HMS Ursula (Lt. A.R. Profit, DSC, RN), makes redez-vouz off Bishops Rock with her escort, the ASW trawler HMS Asie (Skr. E.A. Mutten, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17493
  2. ADM 199/1819

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

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