Allied Warships

HMS MMS 33 (J 533)

Motor minesweeper of the MMS I class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor minesweeper
ClassMMS I 
PennantJ 533 
Built byJ & G Forbes & Co. Ltd. (Sandhaven, England, U.K.) 
Ordered17 Jan 1940 
Laid down 
Launched12 Mar 1941 
Commissioned20 Jun 1941 
End service 

Sold in July 1946


Commands listed for HMS MMS 33 (J 533)

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1C B Jewell, RNVR5 May 194218 Jan 1945
2W Purdam, RNVR18 Jan 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving MMS 33 include:

Crew 1941-1944

J533 MMS33

LT C Jewell CO, London.

LT ? Hatch No.1 (Jimmy), Blackpool.

Chief PO R. Lowrie Coxswain. (Killed on deck July 1943 Sicily)

Leading Seaman Dave Findlay, Motherwell.

Unknown rank, Bone, put ashore ill in N.Africa 1942.

Chief PO Eng., D. Ball, Wirral. Relieved Bone in Nov. 1942

PO McCreath, Girvan, Ayrshire.

Wireless Op., Williams, Burnham on Sea.

Signalman, Robinson, Lancashire.

Steward, W. Freeman, Birmingham.

Cook, P. Routledge, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Wireman, Sibley, London.

Seaman Gunner, N. Harrington, London.

Seaman, Morrison, Stornoway.

Seaman, McAllister, Glasgow.

Seaman, Goldsmith, Kings Lynn.

Seaman, P. Haylett, Norwich.

R. Horn, Stoker, Finedon, Northhants.

D. Hughes, Stoker, Grimsby. Relieved Feb 1944 in Malta.

Rest of crew were relieved in June 1944. Crew returned to the UK. MMS33 was left in Malta. (1)


  1. Personal communication

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