Allied Warships

HMS Fara (T 162)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 162 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) : Amos & Smith 
Ordered27 May 1940 
Laid down5 Sep 1940 
Launched15 Jan 1941 
Commissioned27 Jun 1941 
End service 
HistorySold on 12 July 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Fara (T 162)

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1Lt.Cdr. Norman Loris Pickersgill, RCNVR23 Apr 1941mid 1942
2T/Lt. John Manning Walton, RNVRmid 194219 Apr 1944
3Percy Edgar Martin, RNR19 Apr 194425 Feb 1945
4T/Lt. Arthur Edward Baker, RNVR25 Feb 194524 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Fara include:

2 Aug 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. J.H. Geijs, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with FFS Aconit and HMS Fara (Lt.Cdr. N.L. Pickersgill, RCNVR). (1)

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.


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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