Allied Warships

HMS Cayton Wyke (FY 191)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 191 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Jun 1932 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost8 Jul 1940 

Completed in August 1932.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 373 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr gun.

HMS Cayton Wyke (Ch/Skr. David Forbes Noble, DSC, RNR) was sunk by a German motor torpedo boat off Goodwin Sands in the English Channel on 8 July 1940.


Commands listed for HMS Cayton Wyke (FY 191)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

1Ch.Skr. David Forbes Noble, RNR1 Oct 19398 Jul 1940 (+)

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Cayton Wyke include:

25 Oct 1939
German U-boat U-16 was scuttled in the English Channel near Dover, in position 51°09'N, 01°28'E, after hitting a mine. Its loss was earlier credited to depth charge attacks carried out by the British ASW trawler HMS Cayton Wyke (Ch/Skr. D.F. Noble, RNR) and the patrol vessel HMS Puffin (Lt.Cdr. Hon. J.M.G. Waldegrave, RN) in the afternoon on 24 October, but the U-boat was probably not damaged during these attacks.

Return to the Allied Warships section