Allied Warships

HMS Orestes (J 277)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 277 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Sep 1941 
Laid down27 Mar 1942 
Launched25 Nov 1942 
Commissioned10 Apr 1943 
End service 
History

Used as a target ship for Seacat missiles fired from the Seacat trials ship, HMS Decoy, in Lyme Bay, resulting in Orestes sinking.

 

Commands listed for HMS Orestes (J 277)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Alwyn William Reginald Adams, RN22 Mar 194316 Oct 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. Derek Harold George Coughlan, DSC, RNR16 Oct 19444 Oct 1946

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