Allied Warships

HMS Overdale Wyke (FY 338)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 338 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched21 May 1924 
CommissionedJul 1937 
End service 1940 

Completed in September 1924.
Taken over by the Admiralty in July 1937.
Displacement: 338 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Transferred to the Ceylon Government in 1940.


Commands listed for HMS Overdale Wyke (FY 338)

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1T/Lt. Neil MacSween Waldman, RNR25 Jan 1940late 1941

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Notable events involving Overdale Wyke include:

20 Feb 1944
HMS Overdale Wyke and HMS Fara pick up 36 survivors from the Greek merchant Epaminondas C. Embiricos that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-168 on 15 February north of the Addu Atoll in position 01°30'N, 73°00'E.

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