HMS Lydd (J 44)
Minesweeper of the Hunt class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. (Govan, Scotland)|
|Launched||4 Dec 1918|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1919|
HMS Lydd is not listed as active unit in the July 1945 Navy List
Sold 13 March 1947.
Commands listed for HMS Lydd (J 44)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Rodolph Cecil Drummond Haig, RN||2 Aug 1939||22 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt. Charles Mitchell Partridge, RN||22 Aug 1941||12 Oct 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Robert Mowbray, RNR||12 Oct 1942||Apr 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Headley Grafton Moore, RNVR||Apr 1943||mid 1945|
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Noteable events involving Lydd include:
29 May 1940
During the Dunkirk evacuation, the British minesweeper HMS Lydd (Lt.Cdr. R.C.D. Haig, RN) rammed and sank the British drifter Comfort (60 GRT) off Dover, mistaken her for an enemy vessel.