Allied Warships

HMS Saltash (J 62)

Minesweeper of the Hunt class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassHunt 
PennantJ 62 
Built byMurdock & Murray (Glasgow, Scotland) : Yarrow 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched25 Jul 1918 
Commissioned31 Oct 1918 
End service 
History

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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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Thomas Randall Fowke, RN21 Aug 193927 Aug 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Robert Bruce Chandler, RN27 Aug 194120 Aug 1942
3T/Lt. Frederick George Dawson, RNR20 Aug 19424 Mar 1944
4T/Lt. Matthew Dumfries Ballantine, RNVR4 Mar 1944early 1945

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Notable 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).


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