HMS Hazard (J 02)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Gray & Co. (Hartepool, U.K.) : N.E. Marine|
|Ordered||13 Mar 1936|
|Laid down||27 May 1936|
|Launched||26 Feb 1937|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1937|
Sold 22 April 1949.
Commands listed for HMS Hazard (J 02)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. William Thomas Warren Curtis, RN||28 Jan 1939||14 Sep 1940|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Richard Arthur Seymour, RN||14 Sep 1940||8 Aug 1942|
|3||Lt. (retired) George Collas Hocart, RNR||8 Aug 1942||5 Jan 1943|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Louis Conran Smith, RN||5 Jan 1943||mid 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Crawford, RNVR||mid 1944||late 1945|
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Noteable events involving Hazard include:
26 May 1942
HMS Hazard (Lt.Cdr. J.R.A. Seymour, RN) picks up 28 survivors from the American merchant Syros that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-703 about 200 nautical miles south-west of Bear Island in position 72°35'N, 05°30'E.
5 Feb 1945
HMS Hazard and HMS Sir Lancelot both pick up survivors from the American merchant Henry B. Plant that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-245 about 17 nautical miles east of Ramsgate in position 51°19'N, 01°42'E.