H.M. Trawler Phrontis (FD 142)

Official Number : 132405
Admiralty number : 520
Pennant number : 4.141
Gross tonnage : 288
Length : 130 ft
Engine : 90 hp
Armament : 1 x 12 pdr (Lewis gun)
Built by : Cochrane & Sons Ltd, Selby, 1911
Owner : Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd


4.3.1911: Launched by Cochrane & Sons, Selby (Yd.No.479) for The Mount Steam Fishing Co Ltd, Fleetwood (George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager) as PHRONTIS.
30.3.1911: Registered at Fleetwood (FD142).
4.1911: Completed.
10.9.1914: Requisitioned for war service as a minesweeper (1-12pdr) (Ad.No.520).
16.3.1918: In Loch Eriboll at 5.30 am. in collision with VULTURE II (Ad.No.310) (H470) which foundered. All crew saved and brought in to Long Hope Bay.
1919: Returned to owner (Sir George E. J. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
Pre1927: Delete managers.
193?: W. M. Kelly designated manager.
13.10.1935: Sailed Fleetwood for West of Scotland grounds (Sk. E. Westhead).
19.10.1935: In heavy seas, Robert Turner (40), Mate and James Damerell (45), deckhand were washed overboard and drowned.

June 1940 : Served with the Anti-submarine patrol trawlers - (Ty Sk J R Carter RNR) - (Western Approaches Command, Liverpool Sub Command, Birkenhead)
January 1942 : Served with the Auxiliary Patrol Vesels (
SCOTLAND, Clyde Area, Stornoway, Outer Hebrides) – based at Liverpool
April 1941 to July 1943 : Manned by a Belgian crew
1943 : Manned by RN crew and converted as M/S
January 1946: Returned to owner (Will B. Moody, Grimsby, manager).
1955: Sold to Scrappingco S.r.l, Antwerp for breaking up.
18.10.1955: Arrived Boom for breaking.
1955: Fleetwood registry closed.

Cusualty list of the Royal Navy, World War 2

BLONDE, Arsène J.A., Ty/Act/Boatswain, RNVR, D/SB/JX 357, Phrontis, 9 August 1944, died - (member of the Royal Navy Section Belge).

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Grave/Memorial Refernce : Cons. Sec. Grave 2255
Cemetery : Paignton Cemetery (Devon)

DILLY, John H.C., Seaman, RNPS, LT/JX 281066, Phrontis, 10 December 1944, died

HMS Phrontis