Allied Warships

HMS William Mannel (FY 1665)

MS Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 1665 
Built bySmiths Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched23 Mar 1917 
CommissionedJun 1940 
End service 

Completed on 2 June 1917.
Taken over by the Admiralty in June 1940.
Displacement: 324 tons.

Returned to her owner in November 1945.
Wrecked off Portaleen, Ireland on 22 February 1949.


Commands listed for HMS William Mannel (FY 1665)

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1Skr. Herbert James Meyer, RNR25 Sep 194020 Jun 1943
2T/Skr. Sydney Herbert Meggitt, RNR20 Jun 1943mid 1945

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Notable events involving William Mannel include:

14 Dec 1942
HMS Thrasher (Lt. H.S. Mackenzie, DSO, RN) arrived at Falmouth. She was escorted in by HMS Finesse (T/Lt. J.E. Freestone, RNR) and HMS William Mannel (Skr. H.J. Meyer, RNR). (1)


  1. ADM 199/1867

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

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