Allied Warships

HMS Night Hawk (FY 1858)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1858 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Aug 1915 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Completed in January 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1941.
Displacement: 307 tons.

Returned to her owner in August 1946.
Scrapped at Zelzate, Belgium on 2 March 1959.


Commands listed for HMS Night Hawk (FY 1858)

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1T/Lt. Gilbert Paterson, RNVR21 Nov 1939mid/late40

2T/Lt. Brian John Parmenter Kelly, DSC, RNVR28 Mar 194115 Feb 1942
3T/Lt. Ronald Edwin Taylor, RNVR15 Feb 19429 May 1942
4R N Simonsen, RNVR9 May 194210 Jan 1944
5T/Lt. John Colin Smith, RNVR10 Jan 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Night Hawk include:

24 Dec 1941
HMS H 28 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) arrived at Falmouth. She had made rendez-vous around 0920 hours with HMS H 50 (Lt. E.T. Stanley, RN) and HMS Otway (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN). THey were escorted in by the torpedo boat HrMs Z 5 (Lt. J.J. Steensma, RNN) and MS trawler HMS Fluellen (T/Lt. D.P. Richardson, RNVR).

After fuelling, provisioning and having effected some repairs H 28 departed Falmouth at 2100 to resume her patrol. She was escorted out until 2320 hours by HMS Night Hawk (T/Lt. B.J.P. Kelly, RNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1828

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

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