Allied Warships

HMS Stoke City (FY 232)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 232 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched6 Dec 1934 
CommissionedJan 1940 
End service 

Completed in January 1935.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 422 tons.
Armament: 1 4" gun, 3 20mm AA (3x1).

Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Scrapped at Inverkeiting in 1964.


Commands listed for HMS Stoke City (FY 232)

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1Skr. Albert Robinson, RNR22 Jan 194018 Mar 1940
2K P D Thomas, RNR18 Mar 1940Apr 1940
3Lt.Cdr. Norman Carlyle Hurst Scallan, RNRApr 194022 Aug 1940
4T/Lt. Henry Donald Williams, RNR28 Aug 19403 Mar 1942
5Lt. Donovan Peter Piggford, RNR3 Mar 19424 Jan 1943
6T/Lt. William Garroway Aird, RCNVR4 Jan 194329 Jan 1943
7T/Lt. John Enda Bernard Healy, RNVR29 Jan 194311 Sep 1943
8T/Lt. John Patrick Pickard Tyndall, RNVR11 Sep 19433 Mar 1945
9T/Lt. John Wilson Murray, RNVR3 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Stoke City include:

10 Jun 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS London (Capt. R.M. Servaes, CBE, RN), HMS Stoke City (Lt. D.P. Piggford, RNR), HMS Preston North End (Lt. K.A. Vasey, MBE, RNR). (1)

21 Jul 1942
HMS P 45 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) shifted from Lerwick to Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Stoke City (Lt. D.P. Piggford, RNR). (2)


  1. ADM 173/17407
  2. ADM 173/17408

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

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