List of ships at Dunkirk

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This list consists of all major[1] naval and merchant ships involved in Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of allied troops from the Dunkirk area from 26 May to 4 June 1940. The operation was administered by the British Admiralty with the Royal Navy providing the bulk of large vessels. They were accompanied by several other vessels of allied navies, most notably the French, as well as many merchant ships, some previously requisitioned and converted for naval use, and others called into service from their civilian roles due to the urgency of the situation. Hundreds of small privately owned craft, known as the Little Ships of Dunkirk, not listed here, were crucial in ferrying from the beaches to these larger vessels, whilst the majority of troops embarked directly at Dunkirk harbour.

Name (Pennant Number) Flag Description Built Tonnage Commanding Officer Trips to Dunkirk Troops landed Notes
A5 Belgian Naval Corps Naval trawler 1917 326 Lt. J d'Hauwer 1 229
HMS Abel Tasman  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 314 Lt. Cdr. Trevor G P Crick, RN (wounded 28 May); Lt. Charles E S B St. G Beal, RN (from HMS Kaap Falga) 1 264
Aden  France Cargo ship 1918 8,033 1 0 Sunk
Adjader  France Dredger 1900 414 1 0
HMY Adventuress  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1898 322 1 85
HMS Aegir  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 277 Lt. William Battams Whitworth, RN 3 952
Aidie Merchant Navy Sailing barge 1925 144 Skipper H Potter 1 0 Sunk
Aïn el Turk  France Cargo ship 1925 2,508 1 0 Sunk
HMS Albury (J41)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1918 800 Lt. Cdr. Colin Henry Corbet-Singleton, RN 6 1,851
HMD Alcmaria (FY1525)  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1916 148 Skr. Arthur Charles Offord, RNR 1 32
HMS Alice  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 291 Lt. Hubert Duncan McLauchlan Slater, RN 1 0 Sunk
HMS Amazone  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 250 Lt. Cdr. Lawrence Henry Phillips, RN (retd) 3 639
André Louis (AD29)  French Navy Naval trawler 1907 284 L.V. Aubert 2 549
Angèle Marie (AD71)  French Navy Naval trawler 1929 238 2 199
HMS Anthony (H40)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1930 1,330 Lt. Cdr. Norman V J T Thew, RN (relieved 29–30 May); Lt. Ronald de L Brooke, RN 4 3,054
HMS Antje  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1912 157 Lt. Malcolm Buist, RN 2 593
SS Archangel  United Kingdom Troopship 1910 2,448 0 0
HMT Arctic Pioneer (FY164)  Royal Navy Naval Trawler 1937 501 Lt. Robert Arthur Dillon Cambridge, RNR 0 0
HMT Argyllshire  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1938 540 S/Lt. John Sturdee Weddle, RNR 0 0 Sunk
HMT Arley (FY620)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1914 304 Skr. Lt. George William Robinson, RNR 1 45
HMY Aronia  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1929 193 T/S/Lt. John Gwyn Llewellyn, RNVR 1 42
Arras (A05)  French Navy Sloop 1918 850 1 542
HMS Atlantic  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1930 221 Lt. Cdr. Leonard Ernest Fordham, RNR 2 311
SS Autocarrier Merchant Navy Passenger ship 1931 822 Capt. C M Masters, Master 2 712
Barbara Jean Merchant Navy Sailing barge 1925 144 Skipper C Webb 1 0 Sunk
HMS Bart  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1938 435 Lt. Cdr. Edward Grundy Ball, RN (retd) 1 0
HMS Basilisk (H11)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1931 1,330 Cdr. Maxwell Richmond, RN 2 695 Sunk
MV Beal  United Kingdom Storeship 1936 504 Capt. J W Liley, Master 1 364
Beatrice Maud Merchant Navy Sailing barge 1910 102 Skipper L Horlock 1 313
Belfort (Q74)  French Navy Sloop 1920 850 C.C. L Viel 1 0
SS Ben-my-Chree  United Kingdom Troopship 1927 2,586 Capt. George Woods, Master 3 3,845
Bernadette (AD90)  French Navy Naval trawler 1914 302 M.P. P Stohlberger 1 0
SS Biarritz  United Kingdom Troopship 1915 2,388 Capt. William Hay Baker, Master 0 0
HMS Bideford (L43)  Royal Navy Sloop 1931 1,105 Lt. Cdr. John Hugh Lewes, RN 1 436
HMT Blackburn Rovers (FY116)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 422 Skr. William Martin, RNR; Cdr. R W English, RN (retd) 0 0 Sunk
ORP Błyskawica (H34)  Polish Navy Destroyer 1937 1,975 Kmdr ppor. Stanislaw Michal Nahorski 0 0
HMS Bornrif  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 336 Lt. Arthur Norman Blundell, RNR 2 146
Bouclier (T141)  French Navy Torpedo boat 1938 610 C.F. (T) de la Fournière 6 1,437
Bourrasque (T41)  French Navy Destroyer 1926 1,320 C.F. (D) R Fouque 1 0 Sunk
HMS Brandaris  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1938 249 Cdr. Charles Euman, RN (retd) 2 330
Branlebas (T113)  French Navy Torpedo boat 1938 610 C.C. de Cacqueray 3 1,180
HMS Brighton Belle (J117)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1900 396 T/Lt. Leonard Kaye Perrin, RNVR 1 0 Sunk
HMS Brighton Queen (J28)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1905 807 T/Lt. Archie Stubbs, RNR 1 160 Sunk
HMT Brock (FY621)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1914 304 Skr. Joseph Jappy, RNR; P/S/Lt. Kenneth H G Roberts, RNVR 1 6
MV Bullfinch Merchant Navy Coaster 1936 433 Capt. H Buxton 1 713
HMT C9  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1919 138 C or J Treleaven, Master 1 23
HMS Calcutta (D82)  Royal Navy Anti-aircraft cruiser 1919 4,190 Capt. Dennis Marescaux Lees, RN 2 1,856
HMY Caleta  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1930 138 T/Lt. James Forsyth Dunning, RNVR 1 43
HMT Calvi  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1930 363 T/Skr. Bertie David Spindler, RNR 1 0 Sunk
SS Canterbury  United Kingdom Troopship 1929 2,910 Capt. Charles Archibald Hancock, Master 4 4,369
Cap d'Antifer (AD69)  French Navy Naval trawler 1912 294 1 291
Cap Tafelnah  France Cargo ship 1920 2,299 Sunk
HMT Cape Argona (FY190)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1936 494 T/Lt. Kenneth John Lee, RNVR 0 0
Caporal Peugeot (AD9)  French Navy Naval drifter 1923 102 M. Josselin 1 105
HMS Caribia  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1936 312 Lt. Donald Holmes Swift, RN 2 583
HMT Cayton Wyke (FY191)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1932 373 Cdr. R H B Hammond-Chambers, RN (retd) 1 277
Cérès  France Cargo ship 1918 3,073 1 0
Cérons (P21)  French Navy Naval cargo ship 1923 1,049
ST Cervia Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1925 157 W H Simmons, Master 1 30
ST Challenge Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1931 212 1 0
HMY Christabel II  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1928 111 T/Lt. Hubert Edward Wigfull, RNVR 1 33
Ciel de France (C5598)  France Trawler 2 108
Brage1Vibeke United Kingdom Merchant navy Fisher 1937 7 2 37
SS City of Christchurch  United Kingdom Transport ship 1915 6,009 Capt. A W Wooster, Master 1 0
SS Clan Macalister United Kingdom Merchant navy Transport ship 1930 6,787 Capt. R W Mackie, Master 1 0 Sunk[2]
HMT Clyth Ness (FY1596)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1920 276 P/Skr. Ernest George Catchpole, RNR 1 150
HMS Codrington (D65)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1930 1,520 Capt. (D) George Frederick Stevens-Guille, RN 8 5,450
Commandant Delage (A12)  French Navy Fleet minesweeper 1939 630 C.C. Froget 2 624
Commandant Rivière (A32)  French Navy Fleet minesweeper 1939 630 1 276
ST Contest Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1933 213 H J Bates, Master 1 0
Costaud  France Harbour tug 1934 139 1 0 Sunk
Côte d'Argent  France Passenger ship 1932 3,047 5 5,152
Côte d'Azur  France Passenger ship 1930 3,047 1 0 Sunk
Credo (DG924)  France Trawler 1 53
ST Crested Cock Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1935 177 T Hills, Master 1 0
HMS Crested Eagle  Royal Navy Anti-aircraft paddle steamer 1925 1,110 P/T/Lt. Cdr. Bernard Ralph Booth, RNR 1 0 Sunk
Cyclone (T61)  French Navy Destroyer 1927 1,320 C.V. (D) U de Portzamparc 1 705
HNLMS De Mok I  Royal Netherlands Navy Armed yacht 1940 149 3 214 Sunk
HMS Delta  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1934 200 Lt. Cdr. D F Lawrence, RN (retd) 2 282
HMS Deneb  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1927 199 1 100
Denis Papin (AD48)  French Navy Naval trawler 1917 309 L.V. J F Raquez (S.O.) 3 405 Sunk
HMS Despatch II  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1931 199 Capt. F E Wilmot-Sitwell, RN (retd) 2 428
HMS Devonia (J113)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1905 622 T/Lt. John Brotchie, RNVR 1 0 Sunk
Dhoon Merchant Navy Trawler 1915 323 1 130
Dijonnais (AD33)  French Navy Naval trawler 1934 389
Diligente  French Navy Gunboat 1915 315 1 346
SS Dinard (28)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1924 2,313 Capt. P Lewis, Master; Mr. John W A Jones, Chief Officer 2 361
HMS Doggersbank  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 208 Lt. Donald Terry McBarnet, RN 2 708
HMT Doria  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1909 150 A W Mastin, Master 1 90
HMD Dorienta  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1914 101 Skr. William Francis Reynolds, RNR 1 65
SS Dorrien Rose  United Kingdom Storeship 1922 1,039 Capt. William Thompson, Master 2 1,541
Douaisien  France Cargo ship 1920 2,954 1 0 Sunk
HMS Duchess of Fife (J115)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1903 336 T/Lt. John Anderson, RNR 4 1,633
HMS Dundalk (J60)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1919 800 Lt. Cdr. Frederick Arthur Ivone Kirkpatrick, RN (retd) 3 1,129
Duperré  France Trawler 1918 337 1 307
Edmond-René (AD51)  French Navy Naval trawler 1907 288 1 0
SS Edv. Nissen  United Kingdom Blockship 1921 2,062 Lt. Edward John King-Wood, RNR 1 0 Sunk
Edwina Merchant Navy Naval trawler 1915 267 Skipper P Bedford 1 120
HMD Eileen Emma  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1914 102 P/T/Skr. Barney Everite Sebert Smith, RNR 1 114
Elbe  Belgium Harbour tug 1904 150 1 0 Sunk
Emile Deschamps (AD20)  French Navy Naval trawler 1922 349 1 0 Sunk
Emma (AD89)  French Navy Naval trawler 1902 255 1 164 Sunk
HMS Emperor of India (J106)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1906 482 T/Lt. Charles Clifford Matthews Pawley, RNR 3 644
ST Empire Henchman Merchant Navy Rescue tug 1940 243 J or E Fisher, Master 3 0
Epervier (X112)  French Navy Large destroyer 1934 2,441 0 0
HMS Esk (H15)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1934 1,405 Lt. Cdr. Richard John Hullis Couch, RN 6 3,100
SS Eskburn Merchant Navy Coaster 1917 472 1 27
Ethel Everard Merchant Navy Sailing barge 1926 190 T Willis, Master 1 0 Sunk
HMT Evelyn Rose (4.136)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1918 327 T/Skr. Arthur John Lewis, RNR 1 130
HMS Express (H61)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1934 1,405 Capt. (D) Jack Grant Bickford, RN 5 3,491
ST Fairplay One Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1911 162 S Wright; G Finch 3 0
HMD Feasible  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1912 103 Skr. Charles Carstairs Findlay, RNR 1 0
SS Fenella  United Kingdom Troopship 1937 2,376 Capt. W Gubbon, Master 1 0 Sunk
MV Fishbourne Merchant Navy Ferry 1927 136 1 0
HMS Fitzroy (J03)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1919 800 Lt. Cdr. Reginald Arthur Forbes, RN 4 814
SS Foam Queen  United Kingdom Storeship 1922 811 Capt. A T Mastin, Master 1 98
Foremost 101 Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1939 833 W E Llewellyn, Master 1 70
Foremost 102 Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1940 833 W C Attwaters, Master 1 200
HMT Foremost 22  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1924 211 C Fieldgate, Master (sick); F M Holden, A/Master 2 91
HMT Foremost 87  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1935 163 Capt. James Fryer, Master 2 95
ST Fossa Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1929 105 S/Lt. Martin Herbert Bernhard Solomon, RNVR 1 0 Sunk
Foudroyant (T52)  French Navy Destroyer 1930 1,380 C.C. Fontaine 3 1,250 Sunk
François Tixier  France Cargo ship 1918 499 1 0
HMS Fredanja  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1936 277 Lt. Cdr. Kenneth Warden Stewart, RN (retd) 2 680
HMS Friso  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 250 Lt. George Osborn Symonds, RN 2 495
Fronsac  France Cargo ship 1906 518 1 289
HMT Fyldea (FY666)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1930 377 Skr. George Whamond, RNR; Lt. Robert Bill, RN; T/Lt. John K M Warde, RNVR (U.O.) 2 180
HMS Gallant (H59)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1936 1,350 Lt. Cdr. Cecil Powis Frobisher Brown, RN 2 1,466
Gallions Reach Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1936 821 J F Mason, Master; S/Lt. Francis N F Johnston, RN 1 123
Gaston Rivier  French Navy Naval trawler 1918 315 1 120
Gateshead Merchant Navy Cargo ship 1919 744 Capt. J R Linn, Master
Gâtinais (AD43)  French Navy Naval trawler 1933 389 1 159
HMT Gava  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1920 257 Skr. Day, RNR; P/T/Lt. Francis Joseph Jordan, RNR 1 160
Georges-Edouard  Belgium Trawler 1937 217 Capt. M Coppin, Master 1 401
HMD Gervais Rentoul  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1917 100 P/T/Skr. John Henry Burgess, RNR 3 187
HMD Girl Gladys  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1917 110 T/Skr. Frank Francis Lewis Strowger, RNR 4 311
HMS Glen Avon (J104)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1912 509 T/Lt. Bertie Horace Loyns, RNR 2 885
HMS Glen Gower (J16)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1922 553 A/Cdr. Michael Anthony Ormus Biddulph, RN (S.O.) 2 1,235
SS Glengarriff Merchant Navy Coaster 1936 868 1 64
Glenway Merchant Navy Sailing barge 1913 110 W H Easton, Master 1 213
HMS Golden Eagle  Royal Navy Anti-aircraft paddle steamer 1909 793 C.O. ______? (relieved 30 May); P/T/Lt. James C Newman, RNVR and P/T/Lt. William L Lucas, RNR; Cdr. Edward C Cordeaux, RN (retd) (S.O.) (from 1 June) 3 1,751
Goliath  Belgium Rescue tug 1921 354 1 183
HMS Gorecht  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1927 187 P/S/Lt. David Malcolm Edwards, RNR 1 47
HMS Gossamer (J63)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1937 835 Cdr. Richard Cyril Vesey Ross, RN (S.O.) 6 2,940
SS Gourko  United Kingdom Blockship 1911 1,975 Cdr. Arthur Vernon Hemming, RN (retd) 1 0 Sunk
HMS Gracie Fields (J100)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1936 393 T/Lt. N Larkin, RNR; T/Lt. Alfred C Weeks, RNVR 1 281
HMS Grafton (H89)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1936 1,350 Cdr. Cecil E C Robinson, RN (killed); Lt. Hugh C J McRea, RN 1 277 Sunk
HMS Grenade (H86)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1936 1,350 Cdr. Richard Courtnay Boyle, RN 1 871 Sunk
HMS Greyhound (H05)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1936 1,350 Cdr. Walter Roger Marshall-A'Deane, RN 3 1,349
HMT Grimsby Town (FY125)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 419 Lt. William Cecil Riley, RNVR 0 0
HMY Grive  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1905 816 Capt. The Hon. Lionel John Oliver Lambert, RN (retd) 3 1,110 Sunk
HMS Guillemot (L89)  Royal Navy Sloop 1939 585 Lt. Cdr. Henry Maxwell Darell-Brown, RN 1 460
HMY Gulzar  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1934 201 T/Lt. Cedric Victor Brammall, RNR 4 563
HMS Halcyon (J42)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1933 815 Lt. Cdr. John M S Cox, RN; Cdr. Eric Perceval Hinton, RN (from 28 May) 6 2,003
HMS Harvester (H19)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1940 1,350 Lt. Cdr. Mark Thornton, RN 4 2,189
HMS Havant (H32)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1939 1,350 Lt. Cdr. Anthony Frank Burnell-Nugent, RN 3 2,105 Sunk
Hebe  France Cargo ship 1920 1,684 1 0
HMS Hebe (J24)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1936 835 Lt. Cdr. John Bruce Goodenough Temple, RN 3 1,064
HMS Hebe II  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1932 176 2 337
Henri Louis (AD397)  French Navy Naval trawler 1 98
Henriette  France Trawler 1906 261 1 0
HMS Hilda  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 250 Lt. Archibald Gray, RN 2 883
MV Hird  Norway Cargo ship 1924 4,950 Capt. Ansgar M Fredhjem, Master 1 2,850
SS Holland  United Kingdom Blockship 1919 1,251 Lt. Cdr. Ernest Colin Coats, RN 1 0 Sunk
HMS Hondsrug  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 227 Lt. Frederick Thomas Renny, RNR 4 1,442
HMS Horst  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 400 Lt. Cdr. George E Fardell, RN (and entire crew relieved 31 May); Lt. Thomas E Sargent, RNR (from HMS Guillemot with volunteer crew) 2 1,150
SS Hythe Merchant Navy Cargo ship 1925 688 Capt. R W Morford, Master 1 749
HMS Icarus (D03)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1937 1,370 Lt. Cdr. Colin Douglas Maud, RN 6 4,396
HMS Impulsive (D11)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1938 1,370 Lt. Cdr. William Scott Thomas, RN 4 2,917
HMS Intrepid (D10/I10)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1937 1,370 Cdr. Roderick Cosmo Gordon, RN 1 668
HMT Inverforth (FY729)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1914 248 Lt. Cdr. Alister Angus Martin, RNR (G.O.) 1 0
SS Isle of Guernsey (26)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1930 2,143 Capt. Ernest Leonard Hill, Master; Capt. Hodges 2 836
SS Isle of Thanet (22)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1925 2,701 Capt. A J Hammond, Master 1 0
HMS Ivanhoe (I16)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1937 1,370 Cdr. Philip Henry Hadow, RN 2 2,220
HMS Jaba  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 200 3 668
HMT Jacinta (4.138)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1915 289 1 0
HMS Jackal (F22/G22)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1939 1,707 Cdr. Trevylyan Michael Napier, RN 0 0
Jacobsen  France Cargo ship 1923 523 1 181
HMS Jaguar (G34)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1939 1,707 Lt. Cdr. John Franklin William Hine, RN 1 370
HMT Jasper (T14)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1932 381 Lt. Arthur Johnson, RNVR 0 0
ST Java Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1905 128 W Jones, Master 1 270
HMS Javelin (F61/G61)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1939 1,707 Cdr. Anthony Follett Pugsley, RN 2 1,253
Jean Bart (VP2)  French Navy Naval trawler Doublecourt, Skipper 2 188
Jean Ribault (AD81)  French Navy Naval drifter 1933 153 P.M. Dupiénois 1 97
Jeanne Antoine  France Trawler 1 53
Jésus Flagelle (B1853)  France Trawler 1 89
Jeune France (Di1213)  France Trawler 1 186
HMT John Cattling (FY536)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1918 276 T/Skr. George W Aldan, RNR; T/Lt. Guy St C Rideal, RNVR 1 77
Jolie Mascotte (C1347)  France Trawler 1 60
Jolie Rose Effeuillée  France Trawler 1 0
HMS Jutland  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 357 Lt. Cdr. George L Barwell, RN (retd) (relieved 30–31 May); Cdr. W R T Clements, RNR (retd) 2 520
HMS Kaap Falga  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1938 378 Lt. Charles E S B St G Beal, RN (transferred 28 May); Lt. Herbert R Wykeham-Martin, RN 1 5
HMS Keith (D06)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1931 1,400 Capt. (D) Edward Lyon Berthon, RN 1 992 Sunk
HMS Kellett (J05)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1919 800 Cdr. Reginald Cecil Hasket-Smith, RN 5 1,446
Kerkena  France Cargo ship 1922 1,579 1 247
SS Killarney Merchant Navy Passenger ship 1893 2,081 Capt. Richard Hughes, Master 1 656
HMD Kindred Star  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1930 115 T/Skr. Thomas W Sheridan, RNR; T/Skr. George Corney, RNR; Lt. Alexander J Dunbar, RNVR (U.O.) 1 0
TS King George V  United Kingdom Troopship 1926 801 Capt. Robert McCallum McLean, Master 5 4,263
HMS King Orry  Royal Navy Armed boarding vessel 1913 1,877 Cdr. Jeffery Elliott, RNR 1 1,139 Sunk
HMS Kingfisher (L70)  Royal Navy Sloop 1935 510 Lt. Cdr. George Anthony Mayhew Vaughan Harrison, RN 4 638
HMT Kingston Alalite (FY136)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1933 412 Ch. Skr. Albert Henry Foster, RNR 0 0
HMT Kingston Andalusite (FY160)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 415 A/Skr. John Bruce, RNR 0 0
HMT Kingston Galena (FY145)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 415 P/S/Lt. James Lindsay Pringle, RNVR 0 0
HMT Kingston Olivine (FY193)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1930 378 Lt. George Windsor Gregorie, RNR 0 0
L'Impétueuse (A35)  French Navy Fleet minesweeper 1940 630 C.C. Bachy 2 1,231
La Boudeuse (A18)  French Navy Fleet minesweeper 1940 630 1 281
La Colombe (C1322)  France Trawler 2 111
La Flore (T143)  French Navy Torpedo boat 1937 610 C.C. Roussel de Courcy 4 1,371
La Nantaise (P135)  French Navy Naval trawler 1933 403 L.V. Jaume 1
HMT Lady Brassey  Royal Navy Rescue tug 1913 362 Frederick John Hopgood, Master 3 0
SS Lady of Mann  United Kingdom Troopship 1930 3,104 Capt. Thomas C Woods, Master 4 2,906
HMT Lady Philomena (FY148)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1936 417 Skr. Joseph Hodson, RNR 1 172
Lady Rosebery Merchant Navy Sailing barge 1917 109 W F Ellis, Master 1 0 Sunk
MV Lady Sheila Merchant Navy Coaster 1935 216 G H E Brooks, Master 1 185
Lady Southborough Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1923 704 Capt. A M Poole, Master 1 478
Le Chasse Marée (AD94)  French Navy Naval trawler 1920 251 L.V. Y Drogou 4 947
Le Moussaillon (AD79)  French Navy Naval trawler 1932 183 2 307
Le Puissant  France Harbour tug 1938 245 1 0 Sunk
Le Robuste  France Harbour tug 1939 250 1 0 Sunk
HMS Leda (J93)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1937 815 Lt. Cdr. Harold Unwin, RN 6 2,857
HMS Lena  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1938 383 Lt. Cdr. R P C Hawkins, RN (retd) 3 1,003
Léopard (X22)  French Navy Large destroyer 1927 2,126 C.F. C Loisel 0 19
SS Levenwood Merchant Navy Coaster 1924 803 Capt. William Oswald Young, Master 1 51
L'Incomprise (T112)  French Navy Torpedo boat 1938 610 C.C. Gras 4 636
SS Lochgarry Merchant Navy Passenger ship 1898 1,670 Capt. Ewen Mackinnon, Master 1 1,001
HMS Locust (T28)  Royal Navy Gunboat 1939 585 Lt. Ackroyd Norman Palliser Costobadie, RN 5 2,036
HMD Lord Collingwood  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1930 116 1 315
HMT Lord Grey (FY1593)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1928 346 T/Skr. William J Tiller; T/Lt. John A Simson, RNVR 1 123
HMT Lord Inchcape (FY1611)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1924 338 T/S/Lt. Serlo Jack Longsdon, RNVR (U.O.) 1 240
HMD Lord Keith  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1930 116 R Pye, Master 1 315
HMT Lord Melchett (FY672)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1929 347 Skr. Robert C Taylor, RNR; Lt. William H Ward, RNVR (G.O.) 0 0
HMD Lord Rodney  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1928 104 Robert Durrant, Master 1 0
HMD Lord St Vincent  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1929 115 1 150
SS Lorina  United Kingdom Troopship 1918 1,578 Capt. A Light, Master 1 0 Sunk
HMS Lormont  Royal Navy Naval cargo ship 1927 1,561 Lt. Cdr. Walter Stuart Smithies, RN (retd) 1 1,084
Louise et Marie (AD2)  French Navy Naval trawler 1916 265 1 78
Lucien Gougy (AD28)  French Navy Naval drifter 1935 150 L.V. Foignet 2 283
Lutteur  French Navy Rescue tug 1919 150 2 287
HMS Lydd (J44)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1918 800 Lt. Cdr. Rodolph Cecil Drummond Haig, RN 5 1,356
HMS Mackay (D70/I70)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 1,580 Cdr. Graham Henry Stokes, RN 1 581
SS Maid of Orleans  United Kingdom Troopship 1918 2,386 Capt. A E Larkins, Master (sick); Capt. Gordon Dyer Walker, Master 4 5,503
HMS Malcolm (D19/I19)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 1,580 Capt. (D) Thomas Edgar Halsey, RN 7 5,991
SS Malines Merchant Navy Passenger ship 1921 2,980 Capt. G H Mallory, Master (quitted 2 June) 2 1,469
HMS Mallard (L42)  Royal Navy Sloop 1936 510 Cdr. The Hon. Valentine Maurice Wyndham-Quin, RN (retd) 0 0
SS Manxman  United Kingdom Troopship 1904 2,030 Capt. Philip Basil Cowley, Master (disembarked 2 June) 3 2,298
Margaux  France Cargo ship 1912 1,463 1 1,369
Marguerite Rose (AD23)  French Navy Naval trawler 1931 409 Sunk
Maria Eléna (AD54)  French Navy Naval drifter 1932 146 E.V. Fatout 1 120
HMS Marmion (J114)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1906 409 T/Lt. Harry Cecil Gaffney, RNVR 3 745
Mars  France Cargo ship 1918 721 1 0 Sunk
Max  Belgium Harbour tug 1911 177 1 0 Sunk
HMS Medway Queen (J48)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1924 316 T/Lt. Alfred Thomas Cook, RNR 7 2,914
Mistral (T63)  French Navy Destroyer 1927 1,320 C.C. Lavene; L.V. Guillanton 1 37
HMD Monarda  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1916 108 T/Lt. Pearce Trewhella Lovelock, RNVR 1 110
HMS Mona's Isle  Royal Navy Armed boarding vessel 1905 1,688 Cdr. John Charles Keith Dowding, RNR 2 2,491
SS Mona's Queen  United Kingdom Troopship 1934 2,756 Capt. Radcliffe Duggan, Master; Capt. A Holkham, Master 1 1,312 Sunk
Monique-Camille (AD25)  French Navy Naval trawler 1934 277 1 302
Monique Schiaffino  France Cargo ship 1929 3,236 1 0 Sunk
HMS Montrose (D01/I01)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 1,580 Cdr. Cecil Ramsden Langworthy Parry, RN 1 925
HMS Mosquito (T94)  Royal Navy Gunboat 1939 585 Lt. Denis Harold Palmer Gardiner, RN 2 1,173 Sunk
Mouette (C1441)  France Trawler 1906 303 1 58
SS Moyle  United Kingdom Blockship 1907 1,761 Lt. Cdr. Robert Henry Douglas Lane, RN 1 0 Sunk
SS Nephrite  United Kingdom Storeship 1927 927 Capt. Cyril Gilford West, Master 1 504
MV New Prince of Wales Merchant Navy Ferry 1923 137 S/Lt. Peter Harry Edward Bennett, RN 1 0 Sunk
Newhaven  France Passenger ship 1911 1,888 _____, Master; Lt. Cdr. Lionel H Phillips, RN (from HMS Amazone) 3 1,781
MV Ngaroma Merchant Navy Coaster 1931 503 Capt. John William Dickinson, Master 1 30
HMS Niger (J73)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1936 815 Cdr. St John Cronyn, RN 4 1,108
SS Normannia  United Kingdom Troopship 1911 1,567 Capt. M C Whiting, Master 1 0 Sunk
Normanville  France Cargo ship 1921 1,803 1 438
Notre Dame Des Miracles (Di1194)  France Trawler 1 85
Noune (DG694)  France Trawler 1 66
HMD Ocean Breeze  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1927 112 Skipper Bailey, ?; Lt. Victor Alexander C H G De Mauny, RN (retd) 2 144
ST Ocean Cock Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1932 182 A V Mastin, Master 1 0
HMT Olvina (FY154)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 425 T/S/Lt. John Handley Cooper, RNVR (U.O.) 1 244
HMS Oranje  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 231 Lt. Hugh Trevor Crispin, RN 3 606
HMS Oriole (J110)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1910 441 T/Lt. Edwin L Davies, RNVR (relieved with entire crew 3 June); T/Lt. Geoffrey P Baker, RNVR (and crew from HMS Plinlimmon) 5 2,587
HMT Our Bairns (FY1566)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1917 275 Skr. James Henry Miller, RNR 1 200
HMS Pacific  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1938 362 Lt. Cdr. Charles John Skrine, RN (retd) 3 994
SS Pacifico  United Kingdom Blockship 1905 687 Lt. Cdr. Garth Henry Fyson Owles, RN 1 0 Sunk
SS Palmston Merchant Navy Cargo ship 1907 430 0
HMS Pangbourne (J37)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1918 800 A/Cdr. Francis Douglas-Watson, RN 3 633
SS Paris (32)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1913 1,790 Capt. E A Biles, Master 2 630 Sunk
HMS Pascholl  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1931 257 Lt. T Johnson, RN (transferred 2 June); T/Lt. Jack N Wise, RNVR; Cdr. Charles E Hamond, RN (retd) (G.O.) 3 695
HMS Patria  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 343 Lt. Cdr. N L J Pisani, RN (retd) 2 1,400
Patrie (P36)  French Navy Naval trawler 1920 754 3 771
ST Persia Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1932 165 H Aldrich, Master 2 27
Pierre & Marie  France Trawler 1897 166 E.V. Royer (i/c convoy) 1 293
HMS Plinlimmon (J66)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1895 436 T/Lt. Geoffrey Percival Baker, RNVR 1 900
HMT Polly Johnson  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1919 290 Skr. Lt. L Lake, RNR (retd) 1 0 Sunk
PS Portsdown Merchant Navy Paddle steamer 1928 342 P/T/S/Lt. Richard Hepworth Church, RNR 1 618
SS Prague  United Kingdom Troopship 1930 4,220 Capt. Clifford Rowland Baxter, Master 2 2,891
Président Briand (AD108)  French Navy Naval trawler 1932 227 L.V.(?) Le Talaer 2 283
HMS Princess Elizabeth (J111)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1927 388 T/Lt. Cecil John Carp, RNVR 4 1,673
PS Princess Helena Merchant Navy Paddle steamer 1883 246 0
SS Princess Maud  United Kingdom Troopship 1934 2,883 Capt. Henry Clarke, Master 1 1,270
HMS Queen of Thanet (J30)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1916 792 A/T/Cdr. Sidney Peck Herival, RNVR (S.O.) 3 2,500
MV Queen of the Channel  United Kingdom Troopship 1935 1,162 Capt. W J O'Dell, Master 1 0 Sunk
Queen's Channel Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1911 583 J L Bunt, Master 1 52
ST Racia Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1930 163 A C Addison, Master 3 373
HMS Reiger  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1920 168 Lt. Alexander Tyson, RN 3 592
Reine des Flots (P39)  French Navy Naval trawler 1923 608 E.V. Le Bitoux 1 62
HMD Renascent  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1926 100 Skr. Richard Edward Hannaford, RNR 2 136
Rennes  France Cargo ship 1925 771 Sunk
HMS Rian  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1934 232 Lt. Cdr. John Isdale Miller, RNR 1 257
HMS Rika  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1935 197 Lt. Cdr. Joseph John Youngs, RNR 2 495
Rockall  Belgium Fishing vessel 1930 114 1 150
SS Roebuck Merchant Navy Cargo ship 1925 776 Capt. Wilfred Yvon Larbalestier, Master 1 689
MV Roselyne Merchant Navy Coaster 1918 138 0
HMS Ross (J45)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1919 800 Cdr. John P Apps, RN (retd) (wounded 31 May); Lt. Kenneth A Gadd, RNR (F.L.) 3 1,096
Rouen  France Passenger ship 1912 1,882 3 2,404
MV Royal Daffodil  United Kingdom Troopship 1939 2,060 Capt. George Johnson, Master 5 7,461
HMS Royal Eagle  Royal Navy Anti-aircraft paddle steamer 1932 1,539 T/Lt. Cdr. Edward F A Farrow, RNR; Cdr. Edward C Cordeaux, RN (retd) (S.O.) 4 4,015
MV Royal Sovereign  United Kingdom Troopship 1937 1,527 Capt. Thomas Aldis, Master 6 6,370
Royalty Merchant Navy Sailing barge 101 H Miller, Master 1 0 Sunk
HMS Ruja  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1926 175 Lt. Harold Roger Webber, RN 1 217
SS Rye Merchant Navy Cargo ship 1924 1,048 0
HMS Sabre (H18)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 905 Cdr. Brian Dean, RN (retd) 9 3,912
Saint Camille  France Cargo ship 1920 3,274 Sunk
Saint Octave  France Cargo ship 1922 5,099 1 0 Sunk
HMS Saladin (H54)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 905 Lt. Cdr. Laurence James Dover, RN 1 0
HMS Salamander (J86)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1936 815 Lt. Cdr. Lionel James Spencer Ede, RN 3 1,193
Salomé  France Tanker 1940 13,400 1 0 Sunk
HMS Saltash (J62)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1918 800 Lt. Cdr. Thomas Randall Fowke, RN 2 750
HMS San Antonio  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1909 410 Lt. Cdr. George Victor Legassick, RNR 2 431
HMS Sandown (J20)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1934 684 A/Cdr. Kenneth Morland Greig, RN (retd) (S.O.) 2 695
HMT Saon (FY159)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1933 386 Lt. Cdr. Arthur Geoffrey Gascoyne Webb, RN (retd) 1 31
HMT Sarah Hide (FY968)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1921 162 1 90
HMY Sargasso (FY053)  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1926 216 T/Lt. Charles C L Gaussen, RNVR 3 455
Sassa  French Navy Tanker 1936 750 1 0 Sunk
Sauternes (P22)  French Navy Naval cargo ship 1922 1,049 2 870
Savorgnan de Brazza (A03)  French Navy Sloop 1932 1,969 1 5
HMS Scimitar (H21)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 905 Lt. Robert Denys Franks, RN 6 2,716
SS Scotia  United Kingdom Troopship 1921 3,454 Capt. William Henry Hughes, Master 1 2,430 Sunk
MV Scottish Co-operator  United Kingdom Storeship 1939 513 Capt. T S Robertson, Master 1 525
MV Seine Merchant Navy Coaster 1926 179 Mr. C V Cogger, Master; Lt. Cdr. P M Filleul, RN (retd) 2 543
MV Sequacity  United Kingdom Storeship 1937 870 Capt. J Macdonald 0 0 Sunk
HMS Sharpshooter (J68)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1936 835 Lt. Andrew Edward Doran, RN 2 342
HMS Shearwater (L39)  Royal Navy Sloop 1939 585 Lt. Cdr. Philip Frederick Powlett, RN 1 250
HMS Sheldrake (L06)  Royal Navy Sloop 1937 531 Lt. Cdr. Arthur Edward Tolfrey Christie, RN 0 0
Sherfield Merchant Navy Motor barge 1917 145 A/S/Lt. John David Farquharson Kealey, RN 1 74
HMS Shikari (D85/I85)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1924 905 Lt. Cdr. Hugh Nicholas Aubyn Richardson, RN 7 3,349
Siroco (T62)  French Navy Destroyer 1927 1,320 C.C. de Toulouse-Lautrec-Montfa 1 509
HMS Skipjack (J38)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1934 815 Lt. Cdr. Francis Babington Proudfoot, RN (retd) 3 959 Sunk
HMS Snaefell (J118)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1907 466 T/Lt. Frank Brett, RNVR 2 981
MV Southend Britannia Merchant Navy Ferry 1924 147 T/Lt. Gordon Little Norton, RNVR 1 0
HMS Speedwell (J87)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1935 815 Lt. Cdr. Frederick Richard Guy Maunsell, RN (retd) 3 1,502
HMT Sphene (FY249)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 412 Skr. Charles Pennington, RNR 0 0
HMT Spurs (FY168)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1933 399 Skr. Herbert Henry Jarvis, RNR 0 0
HMT St Abbs (W02)  Royal Navy Rescue tug 1918 465 Lt. T E Brooker, RN (retd) 2 0 Sunk
HMT St Achilleus (FY152)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 484 T/Lt. Harry Alfred Gellett, RNVR (S.O.) 0 0 Sunk
SS St Andrew (24)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1932 2,702 Capt. Herbert Cecil Bond, Master 1 122
HMT St Clears (W06)  Royal Navy Rescue tug 1919 468 William Josiah Penny, Master 1 70
SS St David (27)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1932 2,702 Capt. C Joy, Master (sick); Capt. B H Mendus, Master 1 118
HMT St Fagan (W74)  Royal Navy Rescue tug 1919 420 Lt. Cdr. George Henry Warren, RN 2 0 Sunk
SS St Helier  United Kingdom Troopship 1925 1,952 Capt. Reginald Richard Pitman, Master 4 4,233
SS St Julien (29)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1925 1,952 Capt. L T Richardson, Master 1 247
HMT St Olaves (W40)  Royal Navy Rescue tug 1919 468 T/Skr. Henry Forester, RNR 2 200
SS St Seiriol  United Kingdom Troopship 1931 1,586 Capt. R D Dobb, Master; Mr. J McNamee, Chief Officer; T/Lt. Alan Raymond MacKewn, RNR 2 672
HMT Stella Dorado (FY131)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1935 416 P/Skr. Walter Harcourt Burgess, RNR 1 22 Sunk
HMT Stella Rigel (FY657)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1926 358 Skr. Lewis P Keable, RNR; P/T/S/Lt. James W Wykeham, RNVR (U.O.) 0 0
HMT Strathelliot  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1915 211 P/T/S/Lt. Walter Edward Mercer, RNVR 2 335
HMD Strive  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1912 102 T/Skr. Henry Arthur Catchpole, RNR 1 243
ST Sun Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1906 130 Cdr. Edward Kirby LeMesurier, RN 1 173
HMT Sun III  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1909 197 F W Russell, Master 1 148
ST Sun IV Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1915 200 Mr. C G Alexander, Master; Lt. John E L Martin, RN 3 239
ST Sun V Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1915 200 W H Mastin, Master 0 0
HMT Sun VII  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1917 202 G Cawsey, Master 1 0
HMT Sun VIII  Royal Navy Harbour tug 1919 196 S Smith, Master 1 120
ST Sun X Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1920 196 W A Fothergill, Master 1 211
ST Sun XI Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1925 183 J R Lukes, Master 2 188
ST Sun XII Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1925 183 A V Mee, Master 1 0
ST Sun XV Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1925 183 J J Belton, Master; Cdr. Jeffery Elliott, RNR (from sunk HMS King Orry) 2 106
HMS Sursum Corda  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1933 199 Lt. Christopher Louis George Phillpotts, RN 1 277
HMS Sutton (J78)  Royal Navy Fleet minesweeper 1918 800 A/Cdr. Grenville Mathias Temple, RN (retd) (S.O.) 3 1,100
ST Tanga Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1931 203 Harry Philip Gouge, Master 3 367
HMY Taransay (FY057)  Royal Navy Armed yacht 1930 175 1 162
Thames  Belgium Harbour tug 1904 144 1 0 Sunk
HMT Thomas Bartlett (FY553)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1918 290 T/Skr. John Jeffrey Tomlinson, RNR 1 0 Sunk
HMT Thrifty (FY1523)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1916 139 1 0
HMT Thuringia (FY106)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1933 396 Ch. Skr. David William Leon Simpson, RNR 0 Sunk
HMS Tilly  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 381 Cdr. W R T Clements, RNR; Lt. Cdr. Clement M Ramus, RNR (retd) 3 588
HMS Tiny  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1939 351 Lt. Cdr. Jack M D Hunter, RN (retd); Lt. Martin, RN 1 261
HMT Topaze (T40)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1935 421 Lt. Cdr. John Nicholas Hambly, RN (S.O.) 1 118
HMS Twente  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1937 239 Lt. Cdr. Humphry Gilbert Boys-Smith, RNR (to 30 May); Lt. A W McMullan, RNR (retd) 3 900
SS Tynwald  United Kingdom Troopship 1937 2,376 Capt. W A Qualtrough, Master (relieved 2 June); Mr. John H Whiteway, Chief Officer; Lt. Cdr. William C Bushell, RN (both from 2 June) 5 6,880
HMS Vanquisher (D54)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1917 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Conrad B Alers-Hankey, RN (relieved-sick 30 May-2 June); Lt. Cdr. William C Bushell, RN 7 2,704
HMS Vega (L41)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1917 1,110 Cdr. Cyril Ivan Horton, RN 0 34
HMT Velia  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1914 290 Skr. J Clarkson, RNR 1 0
HMS Venomous (D75/I75)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 1,110 Lt. Cdr. John Edwin Home McBeath, RN 5 3,128
Vénus (AD76)  French Navy Naval trawler 1906 264 E.V. de R Rosec 2 207
HMS Verity (D63/I63)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Arthur R M Black, RN (wounded); Lt. Eric L Jones, RN 2 367
HMS Vimy (D33)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Richard G K Knowling (missing); Lt. Adrian P W Northey, RN (F.L.) (temporarily); Lt. Cdr. Michael W Ewart-Wentworth, RN (retd) 5 2,987
ST Vincia Merchant Navy Harbour tug 1909 150 A V Hoiles, Master 1 24
HMS Vivacious (D36)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1917 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Frank R W Parish, RN (relieved-sick 29 May); Cdr. Emile F V Dechaineux, RAN 4 1,649
HMT Viviana (FY238)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1936 452 Skr. Gunnar Lie Olesen, RNR 0
HMS Vrede  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1932 400 Lt. Cdr. Robert Tindle Lampard, RN 1 473
Vulcain  Belgium Harbour tug 1903 200 1 0 Sunk
W.24 Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1938 870 H F Boyce, Master 2 1,060
W.26 Merchant Navy Hopper barge 1938 W J Allen, Master 1 296
HMS Wakeful (L91)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1917 1,110 Cdr. Ralph Lindsay Fisher, RN 1 631 Sunk
HMS Waverley (J51)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1899 537 T/Lt. Sydney Frederick Harmer-Elliott, RNVR (A/S.O.) 1 0 Sunk
HMS Wega  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1927 192 0
SS Westcove  United Kingdom Blockship 1912 2,734 Lt. Cdr. Alec Murray McKillop, RN 1 0 Sunk
HMT Westella (FY161)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 413 Ch. Skr. Andrew Gove, RNR 0 0 Sunk
HMS Westward Ho (J43)  Royal Navy Paddle minesweeper 1894 460 T/Lt. A L U Braithwaite, RNVR 3 1,686
PS Whippingham Merchant Navy Paddle steamer 1930 825 T/Lt. Eric Reed, RNR 1 2,500
HMS Whitehall (D94)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1924 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Archibald Boyd Russell, RN 4 2,762
HMS Whitshed (D77/I77)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 1,110 Cdr. Edward Reignier Conder, RN 3 1,038
SS Whitstable Merchant Navy Cargo ship 1925 688 Capt. W Baxter, Master 1 14
HMS Widgeon (L62)  Royal Navy Sloop 1938 531 Lt. Cdr. Roger Frederick, RN 1 151
HMS Wild Swan (D62/I62)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1919 1,110 Lt. Cdr. John Leslie Younghusband, RN 1 21
HMS Winchelsea (D46)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 1,110 Lt. Cdr. William Alan Frank Hawkins, RN 6 4,017
HMS Windsor (D42)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Peter Douglas Herbert Raymond Pelly, RN 6 3,991
HMS Wolfhound (L56)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 1,110 Lt. Cdr. John Wentworth McCoy, RN 1 142
HMS Wolsey (L02)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1918 1,110 Lt. Cdr. Colin Henry Campbell, RN 6 3,056
HMT Wolves (FY158)  Royal Navy Naval trawler 1934 422 Skr. John D Fowler, RNR; Skr. Wilfred S Flowers, RNR 1 50
MV Wootton Merchant Navy Ferry 1928 154 0
HMS Worcester (D96)  Royal Navy Destroyer 1922 1,110 Cdr. John Hamilton Allison, RN 6 4,661
SS Worthing (30)  United Kingdom Hospital carrier 1928 2,294 Capt. C G G Munton, Master 2 600
SS Worthtown  United Kingdom Storeship 1939 868 0
X.95  Royal Navy Motor lighter 1915 124 1 0
X.149  Royal Navy Motor lighter 1915 124 1 0
X.209  Royal Navy Motor lighter 1916 120 R G Banks, A/Master; A/S/Lt. William R Williams, RN 1 67
X.213  Royal Navy Motor lighter 1916 120 1 0
X.217  Royal Navy Motor lighter 1916 120 S/Lt. Richard Anthony West Pool, RN 1 250
SS Yewdale  United Kingdom Storeship 1929 823 Capt. E Jones 1 940
HMD Yorkshire Lass  Royal Navy Naval drifter 1920 111 T/Lt. Edward H G Hope, RNVR; T/S/Lt. Michael A A Chodzko, RNVR 4 391
HMS Zeus  Royal Navy Dutch coaster 1927 200 Lt. Cdr. Cecil Brooke Hoggan, RNR 2 601

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On Columns[edit]

Name (Pennant Number) These are listed in alphabetical order disregarding any ship prefixes, which are not used by the French or Belgians. Pennant numbers are provided in brackets where known. These were generally displayed on the ship's hull, though not on destroyer leaders such as HMS Montrose (D01/I01). In May–June 1940 the Royal Navy was in the process of re-allocating the pennant numbers of many of its destroyers, in most cases the number remained the same whilst the initial letter (known as the flag superior) changed, D and F became I and G respectively. Where it has not been possible to confirm which was being displayed on a destroyer at the time of Dunkirk, both have been shown in brackets.

Flag The ensign flown by each vessel to indicate its nationality. The civil ensigns of France and Belgium, as well as the naval ensign of France, are the same as their national flag, although with differing dimensions. The United Kingdom uses the White Ensign for all commissioned naval vessels and the Red Ensign for civilian vessels, collectively known as the Merchant Navy. The Blue Ensign was used for non-naval vessels in Government service, for example hospital ships and troopships. There is some evidence they flew the Admiralty Ensign, now known as the Government Service Ensign, but this has not been confirmed by any photographic evidence from World War II.

Tonnage Different measures are commonly used for the size of commercial and naval vessels: Gross register tonnage (GRT) is the total internal volume of commercial vessels, including those requisitioned and converted for naval use, whilst displacement is the weight of water displaced by the hull, used for fleet naval vessels such as destroyers, fleet minesweepers and sloops. These are therefore not comparable but have been placed in the same column for conciseness.

Other notes[edit]

  1. ^ Attempts have been made to list all commercial vessels over 100 GRT according to Lloyd's Register, and corresponding naval ships, who were present in the Dunkirk area during the dates of Operation Dynamo. Vessels were exposed to the same risks: air attack, shore artillery, mines, collisions with wrecks and grounding in the crowded channels. Therefore, those who supported the operation in other ways, such as landing supplies of water, food and ammunition for the troops, carrying out anti-submarine patrols, minesweeping, assisting crippled vessels or picking up survivors from the water, have been included regardless of whether they were reported to have transported troops.
  2. ^ SS Clan Macalister (1930), built as a heavy-lift cargo liner and requisitioned from Clan Line of Glasgow, was the largest merchant vessel used during the evacuation, and was sunk with loss of 18 crew by enemy aircraft off the beach on 29 May. As she sank, she happened to settle evenly to the bottom in shallow water with the decks above water, and thereafter served as an unintentional decoy target for German Stuka dive-bombers. The British Admiralty later estimated the ship saved over a million pounds (sterling) worth of shipping.

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