Allied Warships

HMS Man o' War (FY 104)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 104 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched12 Feb 1937 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 
History

Completed in April 1937.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 517 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

Sold in July 1945.
Scrapped at Inverkeiting in 1964.

 

Commands listed for HMS Man o' War (FY 104)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Arthur Denis White, RNR22 Sep 1939early 1940
2Skr. Edward Robert Harris, RNRearly 19408 Mar 1940
3T/Lt. Rupert Henry Marchington, RNVR8 Mar 194015 Aug 1940
4T/Lt. Philipp Everett-Price, RNR15 Aug 19404 Dec 1940
5T/Lt. William Watson Creber, RNR4 Dec 194015 Dec 1941
6T/Lt. Graham Leonard Coles, RNVR15 Dec 1941Early 1944

7T/Lt. Philip Weston Arnold, RNVR3 Mar 194413 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Man o' War include:


14 Aug 1940
The British merchant Betty was torpedoed and sunk 35 miles 260° from Tory Island in position 55°52'N, 08°14'W by the Germans submarine U-59. HMS Man o War (Lt. A.D. White, RNR) later picks up 4 survivors.

17 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR) and HMS Northern Dawn (Lt. G.P.S. Lowe, RNVR). (1)

18 Mar 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Douglas (Cdr. W.E. Banks, DSC, RN), HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR) and HMS Chesterfield (Lt.Cdr. E. Gleave, RNR). (1)

30 May 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. C.P. Norman, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR) and HMS Wellard (Lt.(Retd.) R.F. Turnbull RD, RNR). (2)

18 Nov 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wellington (Lt.Cdr. W.F.R. Segrave, RN), HMS Weston (Cdr.(Retd.) J.G. Sutton, RN), HMS Londonderry (Cdr. J.S. Dalison, RN) and HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR). (3)

20 Nov 1941
HMS H 44 (Lt. J.S. Stevens, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. W.W. Creber, RNR). (3)

30 Jan 1942
At 0825 hours, HMS Talisman (Lt.Cdr. M. Willmott, RN), made rendes-vous with her escort, HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. G.L. Coles, RNVR). Both then proceeded north through he Irish Sea to Holy Loch. (4)

26 Mar 1943
HMS Man o’ War (T/Lt. G.L. Coles, RNVR) picks up 90 survivors from the British merchant City of Perth that was torpedoed by the German U-boat U-77 about 52 miles west of Oran in position 35°50'N, 01°41'W. The armed trawler also takes the damaged ship in tow until being relieved by HMRT Restive the next morning.

29 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway together with HMS Rifleman (Lt. C.L. Carroll, DSC, RNR), HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. P.W. Arnold, RNVR) and HMS Southern Shore (Skr. S. Hearne, RNR).

Later the same day she departed Stornoway for Tobermory. (5)

1 Apr 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Stornoway with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR) and HMS Man o' War (T/Lt. P.W. Arnold, RNVR). (6)

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6375 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/16760
  3. ADM 173/16787
  4. ADM 199/1849
  5. ADM 173/19217
  6. ADM 173/19327

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


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