Allied Warships

HMS Port Napier (M 32)

Minelayer of the Auxiliary minelayers class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinelayer
ClassAuxiliary minelayers 
PennantM 32 
Built bySwan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down 
Launched23 Apr 1940 
Commissioned12 Jun 1940 
Lost27 Nov 1940 
History

Requisitioned by the Admiralty while building in June 1940.
Displacement: 9847 tons.
Lenght: 503.5 feet
Machinery: Two shafts, Diesel engine, BHP 7500 = 16.5 knots.
Armament: 2 4" AA guns (2x1), 2 2 pdr AA (2x1), 4 20mm AA (4x1), 550 mines.

Burned out at Loch Alsh on 27 November 1940 

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1Capt. (retired) John Norman Tait, DSC, RN1 May 194027 Nov 1940

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