Allied Warships

HMS Ouse (T 80)

MS Trawler of the Mersey class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 80 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched19 Apr 1917 
Commissioned3 Feb 1918 
Lost20 Feb 1941 

Mined off Tobruk, Lybia on 20 February 1941.( Lt W V Fitzmaurice, RNVR) The commanding officer survived the sinking however 12 were killed and only 9 survived and all were wounded.


Commands listed for HMS Ouse (T 80)

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1Wilfred Vere Fitzmaurice, RNR???20 Feb 1941

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Notable events involving Ouse include:

7 Sep 1939
During 7 and 8 September 1939, HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN), conducted exercises off Malta togerther with HMS Ouse. These included night exercises. (1)

14 Sep 1939
HMS Oswald (Lt.Cdr. G.M. Sladen, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Ouse. (2)

14 Dec 1939
HMS Otway (Cdr. H.R. Conway, RN) conducted exercises off Malta together with HMS Ouse and HMS Coral. (3)


  1. ADM 173/15878
  2. ADM 173/15861
  3. ADM 173/15881

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

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