Allied Warships

HMS Computator (FY 635)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 635 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Commissioned 1939 
Lost21 Jan 1945 
Loss position49° 43'N, 0° 37'W

Built in 1919.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1939.
Displacement: 275 tons.
Armament: 1 6pdr gun.

Sunk in a collision with the British destroyer HMS Vanoc off Normandy, France on 21 January 1945.
The wreck lies in 33 meters of water in position 49º42'45"N, 00º37'18"W.


Commands listed for HMS Computator (FY 635)

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1Skr. Charles William Herbert Shearing, RNRMar 194027 Dec 1940
2Skr. Benjamin Duncan McPherson Barnet, RNR27 Dec 194014 Aug 1941
3Skr. William Limb, DSC, RNR14 Aug 19411 May 1943
4T/Skr. Ralph Cobby, RNR1 May 194325 May 1943
5T/Skr. Sidney Alexander White, DSC, RNR25 May 194312 Oct 1943
6T/Skr. George Abram, RNR12 Oct 1943early 1944

7T/Skr. Alfred Frederick Meacock, RNR24 Jun 194431 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving Computator include:

21 Jan 1945
HMS Vanoc was heavily damaged when she rammed and sank the British minesweeping trawler HMS Computator off Normandy, France. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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