Allied Warships

HMS Fluellen (T 157)

MS Trawler of the Shakespearian class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 157 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered12 Dec 1939 
Laid down9 Jul 1940 
Launched1 Nov 1940 
Commissioned21 Mar 1941 
End service 
HistorySold in February 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Fluellen (T 157)

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1T/Lt. Denys Philip Richardson, RNVR15 Jan 194125 Feb 1942
2T/Lt. Basil Joseph Hampson, RNR25 Feb 19424 Sep 1944
3T/Lt. John Hubert Hill, RNVR4 Sep 1944Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Fluellen include:

24 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth. She had made rendez-vous around 0920 hours with HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) and HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). THey were escorted in by the torpedo boat HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN) and MS trawler HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. D.P. Richardson, RNVR).

After fuelling, provisioning and having effected some repairs H 28 departed Falmouth at 2100 to resume her patrol. She was escorted out until 2320 hours by HMS Night Hawk (T/Lt. B.J.P. Kelly, RNVR). (1)

24 Dec 1941
HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) ended her 3rd war patrol at Falmouth. She and HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) and HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) were escorted in by the MS trawler HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. D.P. Richardson, RNVR). (2)

9 Nov 1942
The British corvette HMS Gardenia was sunk off Oran, Algeria in a collision with the minesweeping trawler HMS Fluellen.

12 Nov 1942
HMS Fluellen (Lt. H.N. Rogers, RNR) picks up 61 survivors from the British merchant Browning that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-593 off Oran, Algeria in position 35°53'N, 00°33'W.


  1. ADM 199/1828
  2. ADM 199/1831

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

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