Allied Warships

HMS Erith (FY 578)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 578 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched8 May 1917 
CommissionedFeb 1940 
End service 

Completed on 8 August 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Displacement: 325 tons.

Renamed Polesie in 1943 ???.
Returned to her owner in June 1945.
Renamed Feniks in 1957.
Scrapped in Poland in 1960.


Commands listed for HMS Erith (FY 578)

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1T/Skr. John Henry Wardell, RNR12 Aug 194016 Sep 1940
2T/Skr. Harry James May, RNR16 Sep 19401 Nov 1942
3T/Skr. Colin Chandler, RNR1 Nov 194212 Aug 1943
4T/Skr. Harold Maunder, RNR12 Aug 194331 Jul 1944
5T/Skr. Frank Louis Hadfield, RNR31 Jul 1944late 1945

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