Allied Warships

HMS Huntley (J 56)

Minesweeper of the Hunt class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassHunt 
PennantJ 56 
Built byJoseph T. Eltringham Ltd. (Willington, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched18 Jan 1919 
Commissioned22 May 1919 
Lost31 Jan 1941 
Loss position31° 25'N, 26° 48'E
History

HMS Huntley was laid up in reserve at Singapore when the Second World War started.

HMS Huntley (Lt.Cdr. Ernest Sprent Cotsell, RNR) was sunk by German aircraft about 30 nautical miles west of Mersa Matruh, Egypt in position 31º25'N, 26º48'E.

 

Commands listed for HMS Huntley (J 56)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Harold Robert Austin King, RNR24 Sep 1939Jan 1941
2Lt.Cdr. Ernest Sprent Cotsell, RNRJan 194131 Jan 1941

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