Allied Warships

HMS Istria (FY 150)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 150 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched19 Oct 1933 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed on 21 November 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 409 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in 1946.
Renamed St. Arcadius in 1947.
Renamed Reptonian in 1947.
Scrapped at Preston on 10 January 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Istria (FY 150)

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1Skr. Frederick Brown, RNR11 Sep 193928 Jan 1940
2T/Skr. Lawrence Ford, RNR28 Jan 19404 Nov 1940
3Skr. Jack Tinkler Brocksom, RNR4 Nov 194017 Aug 1943
4Skr. Arthur Emanuel Larner, RNR17 Aug 1943

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Notable events involving Istria include:

4 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN), HMS Virago (Lt.Cdr. A.J.R. White, RN), HMS Brontes (Skr. A.E. Wood, RNR) and HMS Istria (Skr. A.E. Larner, RNR). (1)

18 Jul 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) departed Rothesay for Barrow. She was escorted by HMS Istria (A/Skr.Lt. A.E. Larner, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/18214
  2. ADM 173/19225

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

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