Allied Warships

HMS Retriever (FY 261)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 261 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched16 Jan 1930 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 
History

Former French trawler Urania.
Completed in March 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1941.
Displacement: 869 tons.

Returned to her owner in July 1946 and named Uriana again.
Scrapped in Belgium mid-1955.

 

Commands listed for HMS Retriever (FY 261)

Please note that we're still working on this section.

CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Edmund Geeve, RNROct 1942Jun 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Francis Collins, RNRJun 1945

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

Notable events involving Retriever include:


21 May 1942
HMS Retriever is part of the escort for convoy PQ-16 from 21 May 1942 until 23 May 1942.


Return to the Allied Warships section