HMS Rifleman (J 299)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||30 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||20 Apr 1943|
|Launched||25 Nov 1943|
|Commissioned||11 Feb 1944|
Rifleman spent some years during the early 1960's in the Vickers Shipyard at Barrow-in-Furness as an accomodation ship for Royal Navy crews attending the building of RN submarines especially the two Polaris Submarines Resolution and Repulse.
Commands listed for HMS Rifleman (J 299)
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|1||Lt. Charles Laurence Carroll, DSC, RNR||16 Jan 1944||Nov 1945|
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Noteable events involving Rifleman include:
Two photographs of the crew of HMS Rifleman, both taken at Malta. Photographs with thanks to Vincent Camilleri, Australia.