Allied Warships

HMS Wigan (FY 1583)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1583 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched3 Apr 1916 
CommissionedFeb 1940 
End service 

Completed in May 1916.
Taken over by the Admiralty in February 1940.
Displacement: 275 tons.

Returned to her owner in 1945.


Commands listed for HMS Wigan (FY 1583)

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1Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Westcott Thompson, RNR23 May 1940mid 1941
2T/Lt. Henry Vincent Howard, RNRmid 194126 Aug 1943
3T/Lt. Henry Campbell McAusland, RNVR26 Aug 1943Apr 1944

4T/S.Lt. Hedley Taylor Harrison, RNVR14 Aug 1944late 1945

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