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)

Please note that we're still working on this section
and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.

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

You can help improve our commands section
Click here to Submit events/comments/updates for this vessel.
Please use this if you spot mistakes or want to improve this ships page.

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.

Return to the Allied Warships section