Allied Warships

HMS Ligny (FY 1765)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1765 
Built byBow McLachlan & Co. (Paisley, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched13 Mar 1918 
CommissionedSep 1940 
End service 

Completed on 3 April 1918.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1940.
Displacement: 277 tons.
Armament: 1 6pdr gun.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Ligny (FY 1765)

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1T/Skr. David Stewart Summers, RNR11 Nov 194021 Apr 1941
2T/Lt. Samuel Herriot Martin, RNVR21 Apr 1941mid 1941
3T/Lt. Charles James Yeaman Lawson, RNVRAug 19418 Apr 1942
4T/Lt. Edwin Harold Taylor, RNR8 Apr 19428 Mar 1943
5T/Lt. Bruce Thomson Carey, RNVR8 Mar 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Ligny include:

31 Jan 1945
HMS Votary (Lt. P.M. Staveley, RN) departed Scapa Flow for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Ligny (T/Lt. B.T. Carey, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20344

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

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