HMS Fara (T 162)
MS Trawler of the Isles class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Cochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith|
|Ordered||27 May 1940|
|Laid down||5 Sep 1940|
|Launched||15 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||27 Jun 1941|
|History||Sold on 12 July 1946.|
Commands listed for HMS Fara (T 162)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Norman Loris Pickersgill, RCNVR||23 Apr 1941||mid 1942|
|2||T/Lt. John Manning Walton, RNVR||mid 1942||19 Apr 1944|
|3||Percy Edgar Martin, RNR||19 Apr 1944||25 Feb 1945|
|4||T/Lt. Arthur Edward Baker, RNVR||25 Feb 1945||24 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Fara include:
20 Feb 1944
HMS Overdale Wyke and HMS Fara pick up 36 survivors from the Greek merchant Epaminondas C. Embiricos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-168 on 15 February north of the Addu Atoll in position 01°30'N, 73°00'E.
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)