Allied Warships

HMS Mangrove (T 112)

MS Trawler of the Tree class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 112 
Built byFerguson Bros. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered8 Jun 1939 
Laid down18 Aug 1939 
Launched15 Feb 1940 
Commissioned23 Apr 1940 
End service 

Lent to the Portugese Navy on 8 October 1943.
Returned 27 June 1945.
Sold to the Portugese Navy on 11 February 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Mangrove (T 112)

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1T/Skr. Albert Edward Johnson, RNR19 Apr 194012 Dec 1940
2T/Lt. Frederick John Stevens Crawford, RNVR12 Dec 1940Oct 1941
3T/Lt. John Kenneth Murray Warde, RNVROct 1941Oct 1943

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Notable events involving Mangrove include:

31 Jul 1943
HMS Tribune (Lt.Cdr. W.N. Eade, RNR) departed from Plymouth for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Mangrove (T/Lt. J.K.M. Warde, RNVR). (1)

16 Sep 1943
HMS Unbroken (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) departed Yarmouth for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Safari (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSO, DSC, RN). They were escorted by Chasseur 5. In the evening they were joined by HMS Whalsay (T/Lt. F.J.S. Crawford, RNVR) and HMS Mangrove (T/Lt. J.K.M. Warde, RNVR) who took over the escort. (2)


  1. ADM 173/18268
  2. ADM 199/1826

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

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