Allied Warships

HMS Earl Essex (FY 852)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 852 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched7 Jan 1914 
CommissionedJun 1940 
End service 

Completed on 1 April 1914.
Taken over by the Admiralty in June 1940.
Displacement: 225 tons.

Returned to her owner in February 1946.
Mined in the North Sea on 24 April 1946 (10 dead).


Commands listed for HMS Earl Essex (FY 852)

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1Jonathan Carne Hodge, RNR1 Dec 193930 May 1940
2Ch.Skr. Edward Charles Rowe, RD, RNR30 May 1940late 1941
3T/Lt. Horatio Sidney Lee, RNVRlate 19419 Feb 1944
4T/Lt. Albert Edward West, RNVR9 Feb 1944mid 1945

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