Allied Warships

HMS Balta (T 50)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 50 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) : Holmes 
Ordered6 Apr 1940 
Laid down10 Aug 1940 
Launched2 Dec 1940 
Commissioned16 May 1941 
End service 
HistorySold 16 July 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Balta (T 50)

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1T/Lt. John Ambrose Hanson Pontin, RNR7 May 1941Apr 1943
2T/Lt. William Easton Turner, RNVRApr 1943early 1944
3T/Lt. Robert William Brough, RNVRearly 1944

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Notable events involving Balta include:

29 Feb 1944
The British merchant Palma is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-183 south of Ceylon in position 05°51'N, 79°58'E. HMS Balta (Lt. W.E. Turner, RNVR) later picks up survivors.

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