Allied Warships

HMS Solon (FY 601)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 601 
Built byCook, Welton & Gemmill (Beverley, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched20 Dec 1930 
CommissionedNov 1939 
End service 

Completed on 28 January 1931.
Taken over by the Admiralty in November 1939.
Displacement: 348 tons.
Armament: 1 12pdr AA gun.

Returned to her owner in January 1946.
Renamed Orsino in 1948.
Scrapped at Gateshead on 8 January 1955.


Commands listed for HMS Solon (FY 601)

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1T/Skr. Arthur Joseph Coleman, RNR12 Mar 19401 Jan 1941
2Joseph Sutherland Watt, RNR1 Jan 194124 Apr 1942
3Lt. Eric Wingate Rainey, RN24 Apr 1942early 1943
4T/Lt. Harold Spencer Ross, RNVRearly 1943Aug 1943
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Carmichael, RNVRAug 194313 Aug 1945
6T/Lt. Geoffrey George Arnold, RNVR13 Aug 1945late1945

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