Allied Warships

HMS Skye (T 163)

MS Trawler of the Isles class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMS Trawler
PennantT 163 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) : Whites M.E. 
Ordered22 Jul 1940 
Laid down23 Jul 1941 
Launched17 Mar 1942 
Commissioned22 Jul 1942 
End service 
HistoryScrapped 29 May 1958.


Commands listed for HMS Skye (T 163)

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1T/Lt. Wilfred George Burt, RNR28 May 19421 May 1944
2T/Lt. James Mitchell Renton, RNVR1 May 194414 Dec 1944
3J Mitchell, RNVR14 Dec 1944Mar 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Mitchell Renton, RNVRMar 19453 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Skye include:

16 Jun 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Arrow (Lt.Cdr. W.W. Fitzroy, RN), HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Skye (T/Lt. W.G. Burt, RNR) and HMS Bootle (Lt. A. Ecclestone, RN). (1)


  1. ADM 173/18374

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

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