Allied Warships

HMS Equerry (FY 668)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 668 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched11 May 1929 
CommissionedAug 1939 
End service 

Completed on 8 June 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 369 tons.

Returned to her owner in April 1945.
Scrapped at Gateshead on 8 September 1957.


Commands listed for HMS Equerry (FY 668)

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1Skr. Andrew Stephen Buchan, RNR9 Oct 193919 Apr 1940
2T/Skr. William Reginald Watson, RNR19 Apr 194014 Nov 1940
3T/Skr. Robert May Buchan, RNR14 Nov 194026 Feb 1941
4T/Lt. Hugh Clarke Hutchinson, RNVR26 Feb 194122 Aug 1942
5C P Hudson, RNR22 Aug 1942mid 1945

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Notable events involving Equerry include:

21 Jan 1941
ORP Wilk (Kmdr.ppor. (Cdr.) B.D. Krawczyk, DSO) ended her 9th war patrol at Rosyth.

She had arrived off the estuary of the River Tay the previous day but then broke down completely so she had to anchor. The M/S trawler HMS Equerry (T/Skr. R.M. Buchan, RNR) was sent to her assistance. Eventually the trawler escorted the submarine to Rosyth. (1)

30 Oct 1941
HMS P 35 (Lt. S.L.C. Maydon, RN) departed Dundee for Scapa Flow. She was escorted by HMS Equerry (T/Lt. H.C. Hutchinson, RNVR). (2)


  1. ADM 199/1853
  2. ADM 199/400

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

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