Allied Warships

HMS Arran (T 06)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 06 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered6 Apr 1940 
Laid down25 Jul 1940 
Launched16 Nov 1940 
Commissioned29 Apr 1941 
End service 
HistorySold 2 October 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Arran (T 06)

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1T/S.Lt. Arthur James Dickason, RNVR21 Apr 1941mid 1941
2T/Lt. John Enda Bernard Healy, RNVRmid 1941Sep 1942
3T/Lt. Donald Swinborne Hutton, RNRSep 194229 Sep 1943
4T/Lt. William Gilbert Nigel Aplin, RNR29 Sep 19431 Aug 1944
5T/Lt. Douglas Valentine Hugonin, RNVR1 Aug 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Arran include:

25 Nov 1941
HMS Severn (Lt.Cdr. A.N.G. Campbell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS St. Wistan (Lt. H.P. Carse, DSC, RN) and HMS Arran (T/Lt. J.E.B. Healy, RNVR). (1)

5 Dec 1942
HMS P 614 (Lt. H.W. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Freetown together with HMS Arran (T/Lt. D.S. Hutton, RNR), HMS ML 277 (2)

1 May 1943
HMS Arran (T/Lt. D.S. Hutton, RNR) picks up 136 survivors from the British merchant Clan Macpherson that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-515 about 75 nautical miles southwest of Freetown in position 07°58'N, 14°14'W. The Clan Macpherson finally foundered in position 08°04'N, 14°12'W.

24 Dec 1943
HMS Arran (T/Lt. W.G.N. Aplin, RNR) and HMS Southern Pride pick up 130 survivors from the British seaplane tender Dumana that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-515 about 70 miles west-southwest of Sassandra, Ivory Coast, in position 04°27'N, 06°58'W.


  1. ADM 173/16988
  2. ADM 173/17529

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

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