Allied Warships

HMS Patti (4.10280)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched12 Feb 1929 
Commissioned 1941 
End service 

Completed in April 1929.
Taken over by the Admiralty in 1941.
Displacement: 339 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Scrapped at Zelzate, Belgium 14 July 1956.


Commands listed for HMS Patti (4.10280)

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1William Hilldrith, RNR8 Dec 193924 Jul 1941
2T/Skr. John Richard Corlett Reader, RNR24 Jul 1941mid 1944

3Skr. John Twaddle Ornsby, RNR29 Aug 1944mid 1945

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Notable events involving Patti include:

19 Dec 1943
At 1030 hours, HMS Rorqual (Lt. G.S.C. Clarabut, DSO, RN), made rendez-vous off Bishops Rock with HMS Patti (T/A/Skr.Lt. J.R.C. Reader, RNR). They then proceeded in company to Falmouth where they arrived at 1915 hours. (1)


  1. ADM 199/1878

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

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