Allied Warships

HMS Westray (T 182)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 182 
Built byJ. Lewis & Sons Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Ordered7 Oct 1940 
Laid down7 Jun 1941 
Launched4 Nov 1941 
Commissioned2 Mar 1942 
End service 
HistorySold in October 1946.


Commands listed for HMS Westray (T 182)

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1Lt. John Alexander Rhind, RNZNVR26 Jan 1942early 1943
2T/Lt. George Edward Williams, RNVRearly 1943Nov 1943
3T/Lt. Jack Burnett Hornby, RNVRNov 1943late 1945

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Notable events involving Westray include:

1 Feb 1943
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. A.W. Langridge, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Mers el Kebir with HMS Westray (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Rhind, RNZNVR) and HMS Hunda (T/Lt. W.B. Brown, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18143

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

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