Allied Warships

HMS Lord Plender (FY 181)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 181 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched24 Aug 1933 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in October 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 396 tons.

Sold in 1945 or 1946.
Scrapped at Passage West, Ireland in 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Lord Plender (FY 181)

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1Ch.Skr. John Main Thomson Brebner, RNR3 Oct 19395 Apr 1942
2Skr. James Charles Scott, RNR5 Apr 194210 Aug 1942
3Skr. George Thomas Lilley, DSC, RNR10 Aug 194229 Apr 1944
4A/Skr.Lt. James William Shell, RNR29 Apr 1944

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Notable events involving Lord Plender include:

12 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lord Plender (Skr. G.T. Lilley, DSC, RNR) and HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR). (1)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Tally-Ho (Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Harwich for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Lord Plender (A/Skr.Lt. J.W. Shell, RNR). (2)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Lord Plender (A/Skr.Lt. J.W. Shell, RNR). (3)


  1. ADM 173/17255
  2. ADM 173/19828
  3. ADM 173/19560

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

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