Allied Warships

HMS Cordela (FY 713)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 713 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched28 Jul 1930 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed in September 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 355 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Sold in 1946.
Renamed Hausa in 1946.
Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium in November 1954.


Commands listed for HMS Cordela (FY 713)

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1T/Skr. Alfred Hales, RNR16 Feb 194015 Jan 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Charles Timothy Shepherd, DSC, RNR15 Jan 1941early 1941

3T/Skr. John Enevoldsen, RNR21 Apr 194113 Dec 1943
4Skr. William Buchan, RNR13 Dec 1943Aug 1944
5Skr. Stanley Webb, RNRAug 1944Nov 1944
6Ronald Carlile Gray, RNRNov 1944early 1946

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Notable events involving Cordela include:

29 Aug 1940
HMS H 49 (Lt. M.A. Langley, RN) shifted from Lowestoft to Harwich. She was escorted by HMS Cordela (T/Skr. A. Hales, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/16326

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

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