Allied Warships

HMS Neil Mackay (FY 259)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 259 
Built bySchichau Seebeck-Werft AG (Bremerhaven, Germany) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched 
CommissionedJan 1940 
End service 
History

Built in 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty on 23 November 1939.
Displacement: 266 tons.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMS Neil Mackay (FY 259)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr. Robert Trueman, RNR16 Jan 194026 Apr 1940
2Skr. Walter Charles King, RNR26 Apr 19405 Oct 1940
3Skr. Alfred Harold Buck, RNR5 Oct 194023 Jan 1941
4Skr. Robert Trueman, RNR23 Jan 19415 Mar 1942
5Skr.Lt. James Anderson, RNR5 Mar 1942Sep 1942
6Skr. Charles Raymond Blowers, RNRSep 19427 Jun 1944
7Skr. Thomas Normandale, RNR7 Jun 1944

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Notable events involving Neil Mackay include:


14 Jun 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Stornoway with HMS Kingston Peridot (A/Skr.Lt. J.T. Denoon, RNR) and HMS Neil Mackay (Skr. T. Normandale, RNR). (1)

15 Jun 1944
HMS Unrivalled (Lt. D.S. Brown, RNVR) conducted exercises off Stornoway with HMS Kingston Peridot (A/Skr.Lt. J.T. Denoon, RNR) and HMS Neil Mackay (Skr. T. Normandale, RNR). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19224

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


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