HMS Seagull (J 85)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Richardson Westgarth|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1936|
|Laid down||15 Feb 1937|
|Launched||28 Oct 1937|
|Commissioned||30 May 1938|
Scrapped in May 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Seagull (J 85)
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|1||Cdr. David Hugh Harries, RAN||3 Jul 1939||23 Sep 1940|
|2||Lt. (retired) Leonard Seymour Shaw, RNR||23 Sep 1940||27 Sep 1940|
|3||Cdr. (retired) Robert Henry Vivian Sivewright, RN||27 Sep 1940||30 Jun 1941|
|4||Cdr. (retired) Frederick Richard Guy Maunsell, RN||30 Jun 1941||19 Aug 1941|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Charles Harington Pollock, RN||19 Aug 1941||16 Aug 1943|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Wilson Ellis, DSC, RNR||16 Aug 1943||13 Feb 1945|
|7||A/Lt.Cdr. John Andrew Pearson, DSC, RNR||13 Feb 1945||mid 1945|
|8||Lt.Cdr. Colin Courtenay Lowry, RN||26 Sep 1945||20 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Seagull include:
22 Sep 1942
HMS Seagull (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Pollock, RN) picks up 89 survivors from the British merchant Ocean Voice that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-435 west of Jan Mayen Island in position 71°23'N, 11°03'W.