Once a ship had been built and launched she then had to be out-fitted, and then complete sea trials
before being handed over to her new owners, in the case of a ship for the Royal Navy this meant she also had to be commissioned as fit for purpose, once commissioned she was then considered ready for action and would take her place in the fleet.
HMS SKYE was an order for an armed trawler of the Isle Class, another of the little unsung ships of the Royal Navy that were to carry out sterling work with little recognition for this dangerous work.
She was primarily used in the mine sweeping and close escort work and she survived the war. 168 of these little fighting ships were built from 1940 to 1945 and they served with the Royal Navy and also with the Canadian Navy, with some serving with the Royal new Zealand Navy as well, after the war most of the surving Isle Class ships were sold on to other navies of the world to continue working on in some capacity or other. HMS SKYE was a sister ship to HMS STAFFA also launched from the Leith Shipyards of Henry Robb.
Indeed she was working up until being scrapped in 1958.
We try here to give as full an account of her history as time and research permits, if you know of missing info
or you have any photographs of her, then please get in touch and we shall update her story as we go along.