HMS Flycatcher

HMS Flycatcher was a stone frigate name for the Royal Navy's headquarters for its Mobile Naval Air Bases which supported their Fleet Air Arm units.

Flycatcher was based first at RNAS Ludham, Norfolk then moved to Middle Wallop.

On 1 April 1947 Kai Tak Airport in Hong Kong was recommissioned as HMS Flycatcher.[1]

Also, HMS FLYCATCHER, ex-Turkish motor patrol boat. Built 1912 Thornycroft. Sunk 9.11.14 by HMS ESPIEGLE in Shatt-al-Arab, salvaged, back in service late 1915. Armed with 1-6pdr/1-MG. Sold c1923.[2]


  1. Kai Tak - Helicopter Database
  2. "British Warships 1914-1919" by F J Dittmar & J J Colledge

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