Allied Warships

HMS Sindonis (FY 120)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 120 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched22 Oct 1934 
CommissionedOct 1939 
Lost29 May 1941 

Completed in November 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 440 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun.

HMT Sindonis (Chief Skipper Charles William Freer, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft off Tobruk, Lybia on 29 May 1941.


Commands listed for HMS Sindonis (FY 120)

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1Skr. John Crockett, 15 Oct 19396 Apr 1940
2Ch.Skr. George Rawding, RNR6 Apr 194014 Mar 1941
3Ch.Skr. Charles William Freer, RNR14 Mar 194129 May 1941

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Notable events involving Sindonis include:

25 May 1940
HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. D.A. Fraser, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Alexandria togther with HMS Decoy (Cdr. E.G. McGregor, RN) and HMS Defender (Lt.Cdr. St.J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, RN) and later together with HMS Kingston Crystal (Lt.Cdr. G.H.P. James, RNR) and HMS Sindonis (Ch.Skr. G. Rawding, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/16374

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

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