Allied Warships

HMS Celia (T 134)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 134 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down25 May 1940 
Launched15 Sep 1940 
Commissioned12 Jan 1941 
End service 

Sold into merchantile service in 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Celia (T 134)

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1T/Lt. Frederick George Dawson, RNRDec 1940mid 1942
2T/Lt. Graham Cunningham Wood, RNVRmid 194229 Oct 1942
3T/Lt. Leslie Bertram Merrick, RNR29 Oct 19421 Nov 1944
4T/Lt. Haakon Wivestad, RNR1 Nov 194428 May 1945
5D M Wright, RNVR28 May 1945

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Notable events involving Celia include:

18 Nov 1943
HMS Taku (Lt. A.J.W. Pitt, RN) participated in A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Celia (T/Lt. L.B. Merrick, RNR) and HMS Switha (T/Lt. V.S. Jeffery, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18180

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

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