Allied Warships

HMS Vestal (J 215)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 215 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered15 Nov 1940 
Laid down11 Jan 1943 
Launched19 Jun 1943 
Commissioned10 Sep 1943 
Lost26 Jul 1945 
Loss position7° 05'N, 97° 50'E
History

HMS Vestal (Lt.Cdr. Charles William Porter, DSC, RN) was sunk by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft about 55 nautical miles south-west of Phuket, Siam (Thailand) in position 07º05'N, 97º50'E.  

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1Lt. Charles William Porter, DSC, RN26 Jul 194326 Jul 1945

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