Allied Warships

HMS Recono (FY 786)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 786 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched14 Aug 1915 
CommissionedJun 1940 
End service 

Completed on 6 September 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in June 1940.
Displacement: 248 tons.

Became a balloon barrage vessel in January 1945.

Scrapped at Ghent, Belgium on 3 March 1962.


Commands listed for HMS Recono (FY 786)

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1Richard Cowling, RNR28 Nov 193911 May 1940
2H Forester, RNR11 May 194020 Aug 1940
3T/Skr. Samuel Smith, RNR20 Aug 1940early 1941

4T/Skr. Harry Lead, RNR7 Apr 194113 Jun 1941
5T/Skr. John Calver Monger, RNR13 Jun 1941early 1945

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