Allied Warships

HMS Wolves (FY 158)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 158 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched8 Nov 1934 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed in December 1934.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 442 tons.

Renamed Pataudi in 1947.
Scrapped at Sunderland in October 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Wolves (FY 158)

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1Skr. Frank Robert Brown, RNR27 Sep 19396 Apr 1940
2Skr. John Dunbar Fowler, RNR6 Apr 19406 Jun 1940
3Ch.Skr. Charles William Freer, RNR6 Jun 19403 Sep 1940
4Skr. Benjamin Pile, RNR3 Sep 194021 Oct 1940
5T/Skr. Maurice William Draper, RNR21 Oct 194016 Jan 1941
6Ch.Skr. Peter Newman, RNR16 Jan 1941

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Notable events involving Wolves include:

26 Sep 1940
HMS Wolves (Skr. B. Pile, RNR) picks up 17 survivors from the British tanker Stratford that was torpedoed and sunk 85 miles west-southwest of Bloody Foreland in position 54°50'N, 10°40'W by German U-boat U-137.

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