Allied Warships

HMS Sicyon (FY 669)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 669 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched2 Dec 1929 
CommissionedSep 1939 
End service 

Completed on 8 January 1930.
Taken over by the Admiralty in September 1939.
Displacement: 344 tons.

Returned to her owner in July 1946.
Scrapped at Gateshead in October 1955.


Commands listed for HMS Sicyon (FY 669)

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1Skr. William Masson, RNR17 Oct 193910 Feb 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Leslie Alfred Hill, DSC, RD, RNR10 Feb 1941mid/late41
3T/Lt. John Henry Vernon Docwra, RNVRmid/late414 Aug 1943
4T/Lt. Richard Flint Hawthorn, RNVR4 Aug 19435 Oct 1943
5James Bruce, RNVR5 Oct 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving Sicyon include:

17 Jul 1940
HMS Sicyon picks up 21 survivors from the Swedish merchant O.A. Brodin that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-57 earlier that day 15 miles northwest of Noup Head, Orkneys in position 59°22'N, 03°40'W.

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