HMS John Cattling (FY 536)
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Class||[No specific class]|
|Built by||Bow McLachlan & Co. (Paisley, Scotland)|
|Launched||12 Apr 1918|
Completed on 29 April 1918.
Returned to her owner in July 1945.
Commands listed for HMS John Cattling (FY 536)
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|1||T/Skr. George William Aldan, RNR||30 Jan 1940||13 Sep 1940|
|2||Skr. George Robert Burwood, RNR||13 Sep 1940||4 Apr 1941|
|3||Ch.Skr. Albert Winterburn Bowles, RNR||4 Apr 1941||30 May 1941|
|4||Skr. Tom Smith, RNR||30 May 1941||late 1942|
|5||T/Skr. Joseph Thomas Arnold, RNR||late 1942||31 Dec 1943|
|6||T/Skr. Bertram Carlton, RNR||31 Dec 1943||5 Sep 1944|
|7||T/Skr. Alfred Halliwell, DSC, RNR||5 Sep 1944||mid 1945|
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Notable events involving John Cattling include:
24 Jan 1941
HMS Osiris (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) damaged her Asdic dome when she hit a submerged object. Her A/S Cabinet was flooded and she was unable to dive. She put into Dover to inspect the damage. She continued her passage to the Chatham Dockyard early the next day escorted by the MS trawler HMS John Cattling (Skr. G.R. Burwood, RNR). (1)
- ADM 173/16833
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.