Allied Warships

HMS Cranefly (FY 539)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 539 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched23 Jul 1917 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 1 November 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 312 tons.

Returned to her owner in 1945.
Renamed Cotswold in 1946.
Scrapped at Antwerp, Belgium in October 1954.


Commands listed for HMS Cranefly (FY 539)

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1Skr. Harold Bertie Soanes, RNR23 Nov 1939Apr 1941
2Skr. William Henry Makings, RNRApr 1941mid 1945

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