HMS Prodigal (T 187)
MS Trawler of the P class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Uniao Fabril (Lisbon, Portugal)|
|Ordered||19 Jul 1940|
|Launched||26 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||17 Aug 1942|
Originally named Porthleven but renamed Prodigal in 1943.
|Former name||HMS Porthleven|
Commands listed for HMS Prodigal (T 187)
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|1||T/Lt. Charles Trevor Letts, RNVR||8 Oct 1942||17 Dec 1942|
|2||T/Lt. John Aim Shearer Leslie, RNR||17 Dec 1942||3 May 1943|
|3||T/Lt. George Christian Norman, RNR||3 May 1943||15 Dec 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Walter Aloysius Gervaise, RNR||15 Dec 1943|
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Notable events involving Prodigal include:
5 Mar 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Rhododendron (Lt. L.A. Sayers, RNR), HMS Teviot (Lt.Cdr. A. Blewett, DSC, RNR), HMS Hyderabad (Lt. S.C.B. Hickman, DSC, RNR) and HMS Prodigal (T/Lt. J.A.S. Leslie, RNR). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6382 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)