Allied Warships

HMS Lord Plender (FY 181)

ASW Trawler

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeASW Trawler
Class[No specific class] 
PennantFY 181 
Built byCochrane & Sons Shipbuilders Ltd. (Selby, U.K.) 
Laid down 
Launched24 Aug 1933 
CommissionedOct 1939 
End service 

Completed in October 1933.
Taken over by the Admiralty in August 1939.
Displacement: 396 tons.

Sold in 1945 or 1946.
Scrapped at Passage West, Ireland in 1963.


Commands listed for HMS Lord Plender (FY 181)

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1Ch.Skr. John Main Thomson Brebner, RNR3 Oct 19395 Apr 1942
2Skr. James Charles Scott, RNR5 Apr 194210 Aug 1942
3Skr. George Thomas Lilley, DSC, RNR10 Aug 194229 Apr 1944
4A/Skr.Lt. James William Shell, RNR29 Apr 1944

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Notable events involving Lord Plender include:

11 Mar 1940
Convoy MT 28 (21 ships) departed Methil for the Tyne where it arrived the next day. It was escorted by trawlers from the 19th A/S Group (This group was made up of four A/S trawlers; HMS Greenfly (Cdr.(Retd.) D.A. Stride, RN), HMS Lord Lloyd (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Jones, RNR), HMS Lord Plender (Ch.Skr. J.M.T. Brebner, RNR) and HMS Stella Pegasi (Skr. J.H.D. Dansie, RNR). This last trawler was in dockyard hand at Leith and therefore could not have been part of the escort). The destroyers destroyers HMS Jervis (Capt. P.J. Mack, RN) and HMS Jaguar (Lt.Cdr. J.F.W. Hine, RN) were also part of the escort. (1)

12 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lord Plender (Skr. G.T. Lilley, DSC, RNR) and HMS Sheppey (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D. McNeil, RNVR). (2)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Tally-Ho (Cdr. L.W.A. Bennington, DSO and Bar, DSC and Bar, RN) departed Harwich for Blyth. She was escorted by HMS Lord Plender (A/Skr.Lt. J.W. Shell, RNR). (3)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Sceptre (Lt. H.J. Bartlett, DSC, RN) departed Sheerness for Dundee. She was escorted by HMS Lord Plender (A/Skr.Lt. J.W. Shell, RNR). (4)


  1. ADM 199/362
  2. ADM 173/17255
  3. ADM 173/19828
  4. ADM 173/19560

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

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