Allied Warships

HMS Brimness (FY 254)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 254 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched1 Feb 1934 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 

Completed in February 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 413 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1945 or 1946.
Renamed Stella Sirius in 1946.
Renamed Loch Torridon in 1948.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 22 June 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Brimness (FY 254)

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1Skr. Arthur Keable, RNR18 Nov 19392 Dec 1940
2Skr. William Martin, RNR2 Dec 1940mid/late41

3Skr. Arthur Emanuel Larner, RNR2 Sep 194210 Jul 1943
4Skr. George Henry Loades, RNR10 Jul 194328 Oct 1943
5A/Skr.Lt John Foubister Banks, RNR28 Oct 1943Jan 1944
6T/Skr. William Anderson, RNRJan 194427 Mar 1944
7Skr. Samuel James King, RNR27 Mar 194414 Nov 1944
8A/Skr.Lt. Charles William Burman, RNR14 Nov 19441 Mar 1945
9A/Skr.Lt. George Henry Loades, RNR1 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Brimness include:

14 Feb 1944
HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Rothesay for Lerwick. She made the passage north through the Minches together with HMS Venturer (Lt. J.S. Launders, RN) that was to proceed to Scapa Flow. They were escorted by HMS Brimness (T/Skr. W. Anderson, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1855

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

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