Allied Warships

HMS Biggal (T 404)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 404 
Built byFerguson Bros. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered29 Aug 1942 
Laid down24 Feb 1944 
Launched4 Dec 1944 
Commissioned18 Apr 1945 
End service 
HistorySold in 1947.


Commands listed for HMS Biggal (T 404)

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1Lt. John Bentley Powell, RNR19 Mar 1945

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Notable events involving Biggal include:

9 May 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. A.J.D'A. Burdett, RN), HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN), HMS Virulent (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN), HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) and HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, DSO, DSC, RN) shifted from Loch Alsh to Tobermory. They were escorted by HMS Biggal (Lt. J.B. Powell, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20128

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

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