Allied Warships

HMS Botanic (FY 707)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 707 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Jun 1928 
CommissionedAug 1939 
Lost18 Feb 1942 

Completed in September 1928.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 348 tons.

HMT Botanic (Skipper Philip Kay, DSC, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft in the North Sea on 18 February 1942.


Commands listed for HMS Botanic (FY 707)

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1Skr. Ernest Wilfred Critten, RNR5 Oct 193917 May 1940 (+)
2Skr. Edgar Smith, RNR21 May 19404 Aug 1940
3Skr. Andrew Robertson Lees, RNR4 Aug 194015 Sep 1940 (+)
4T/Lt. James Guy Badcock, RCNVR14 Oct 19405 May 1941
5T/Lt. James Calderwood Paterson, RNVR5 May 1941early 1942
6Skr. Philip Kay, DSC, RNRearly 194218 Feb 1942

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