Allied Warships

HMS Regal (FY 180)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 180 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched21 Sep 1933 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed on 28 October 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 409 tons.

Sold in July 1945.
Renamed Nubia in 1947.
Renamed Tervani in 1948.
Scrapped at Zelzate, Belgium on 13 October 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Regal (FY 180)

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1Ch.Skr. John Wilson, RNR22 Sep 19398 Nov 1939
2Skr. James Stanley Harper, RNR14 Nov 1939Jan 1942
3Ch.Skr. Henry Edward Dodd, RNRJan 194230 Jun 1942
4Skr. James Porter, RNR30 Jun 19424 Aug 1943
5A/Skr.Lt. Joseph Henry Darley Dansie, RNR4 Aug 19434 Dec 1944
6A/Skr.Lt. Sydney Hearne, RNR4 Dec 1944

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Notable events involving Regal include:

17 Sep 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Loch Tulla (Skr.Lt. H.L. Lang, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Regal (Skr. J.S. Harper, RNR). (1)

26 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Middleton (Lt. C.S. Battersby, RN), HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN), HMS Loch Tulla (T/Skr. S.M. Norton, RNR) and HMS Regal (A/Skr.Lt. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (2)

15 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Regal (A/Skr.Lt. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). (3)

8 Jan 1944
HMS Sceptre (Lt. I.S. McIntosh, MBE, DSC, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Syrtis (Lt. M.H. Jupp, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HNoMS Narvik until 1200 hours when escort was taken over HMS Regal (A/Skr.Lt. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/18214

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

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