HMS Saltash (J 62)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Murdock & Murray (Glasgow, Scotland) : Yarrow|
|Launched||25 Jul 1918|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1918|
HMS Saltash is not listed as active unit in the April 1945 Navy List
Sold 13 March 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Saltash (J 62)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Randall Fowke, RN||21 Aug 1939||27 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Robert Bruce Chandler, RN||27 Aug 1941||20 Aug 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Frederick George Dawson, RNR||20 Aug 1942||4 Mar 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Matthew Dumfries Ballantine, RNVR||4 Mar 1944||early 1945|
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Noteable events involving Saltash include:
1 Jun 1940
British destroyer HMS Havant (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent, RN) was heavily damaged by German aircraft off Dunkirk during the evacuation there. Havant was sunk by HMS Saltash (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN).