HMS Pincher (J 294)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||30 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||11 Jan 1943|
|Launched||19 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||12 Nov 1943|
Scrapped on 7 March 1962.
Commands listed for HMS Pincher (J 294)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Fraser, DSC, RD, RNR||1 Oct 1943||28 Mar 1944|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Benjamin Blake, RNVR||28 Mar 1944||Oct 1945|
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Noteable events involving Pincher include:
22 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-300 was sunk in the North Atlantic west of Cadiz, in position 36°29'N, 08°20'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the British minesweepers HMS Recruit (A/Cdr. A.E. Doran, DSC, RN) and HMS Pincher (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.B. Blake, RNVR) and the British armed yacht Evadne (A/T/Lt.Cdr. N.H. Richards, RNR). (see map)
3 Sep 1953
HMS Pincher arrived in Grand Harbour Malta. She had been engaged on Mediterranean hydrographical survey work.