Allied Warships

HMS Staunch (FY 1591)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1591 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched30 Oct 1905 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 

Completed on 1 January 1906.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1939.
Displacement: 211 tons.

Originally named HMS Bengal but renamed HMS Staunch in 1939 / 1940.
Became a Fuel Carrier in 1944.

Scrapped at Charlestown on 20 May 1955.

Former nameHMS Bengal

Commands listed for HMS Staunch (FY 1591)

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1S M Norton, RNR1 Dec 1939early 1940

2Skr. John Donaldson, RNR19 Jun 194030 Apr 1941 (+)
3T/Skr. Charles Henry Winter, RNR30 Apr 194128 May 1941
4Horace Stevens, RNVR28 May 1941mid 1941
5T/S.Lt. Walter William Jobson, RNVRmid 19417 Sep 1941
6T/Lt. Frederic Kenneth Butler, RNVR7 Sep 1941early 1944

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