Allied Warships

HMS Newhaven, N.B. (FY 820)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 820 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) 
Laid down 
Launched2 Aug 1909 
CommissionedFeb 1940 
End serviceFeb 1945 

Completed in August 1909.
Displacement: 182 tons.
Named after the fishing village where the owner lived, that is, Newhaven North Britain - as there is another Newhaven in Sussex on the English Channel.
Yard number; 469.
Official Number 122989.
Registered as a British Fishing Vessel, Number GN72.

Served during the First World War as minesweeper.
Taken up for service in 1914.
Returned to her owner in 1919.
Sold to Aberdeen in 1919, re-numbered A231.

Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Served as danlayer until returned to her owner in February 1945.
Sold to Milford Haven later in 1945, renamed Loughleigh M223.
Scrapped at Milford Haven January 1952.


Commands listed for HMS Newhaven, N.B. (FY 820)

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1T/Skr. Albert Ernest Youngman, RNR21 Feb 194020 Apr 1942
2T/Skr. Frederick David Sinclair, RNR20 Apr 194218 Aug 1943
3Skr. William George Ralph, RNR18 Aug 1943late 1944

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