HMS MMS 33 (J 533)
Motor minesweeper of the MMS I class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||J & G Forbes & Co. Ltd. (Sandhaven, England, U.K.)|
|Ordered||17 Jan 1940|
|Launched||12 Mar 1941|
|Commissioned||20 Jun 1941|
Sold in July 1946
Commands listed for HMS MMS 33 (J 533)
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|1||C B Jewell, RNVR||5 May 1942||18 Jan 1945|
|2||W Purdam, RNVR||18 Jan 1945||early 1946|
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Notable events involving MMS 33 include:
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)
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