Allied Warships

HMS Ceylonite (FY 1853)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1853 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Jul 1917 
CommissionedApr 1940 
End service 

Completed on 24 December 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in April 1940.
Displacement: 249 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Scrapped at Charlestown on 14 June 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Ceylonite (FY 1853)

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1T/Skr. Benjamin Nicholson, RNR30 Jul 19406 Dec 1940
2T/Lt. William Grange Harding, RNVR6 Dec 194019 May 1941
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Richard Thomas Gilling, RNR19 May 1941Jul 1941
4T/Lt. Cecil Charles Henry Diaper, RNVRJul 194131 Oct 1941
5T/Skr. Frederick Leonard Stather, RNR31 Oct 19411 Jan 1942
6T/Lt. Herbert Norman Weston, RNVR1 Jan 194216 May 1942
7T/Lt. Robert Duncombe Thoburn, RNR16 May 194220 Jun 1942
8T/Lt. Herbert Norman Weston, RNVR20 Jun 19424 Jan 1943
9T/Lt. Harold Turnbull, RNVR4 Jan 19434 Nov 1943
10Arthur Edgar Thatcher, RNVR4 Nov 194327 Mar 1944
11T/Lt. Harold Turnbull, RNVR27 Mar 194419 Aug 1944
12T/Skr. W S Smith, RNR19 Aug 1944late 1945

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