Allied Warships

HMS Conway Castle (FY 509)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 509 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched4 Feb 1916 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed in March 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 274 tons.
Armament: 1 6pdr gun.

Returned to her owner in October 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Conway Castle (FY 509)

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1J R Flaxman, RNR27 Feb 194014 Jan 1941
2Skr. Leonard Christopher Davidson, RNR14 Jan 1941ca. mid 42

3T/Lt. Norman George Nell, RNVR21 Aug 1942early 1945

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Notable events involving Conway Castle include:

27 Dec 1942
After taking on board three ratings that had to come from Dundee, HrMs Dolfijn (Lt.Cdr. H.M.L.F.E. van Oostrom Soede, RNN), departed Falmouth to continue her passage to Gibraltar. She was escorted out (until 1740/27) by HMS Lord Inchcape (T/Lt. A.C. Baxter, RNVR) and HMS Conway Castle (T/Lt. N.G. Nell, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1855

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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