Allied Warships

HMS MMS 278 (J 778)

Motor minesweeper of the MMS I class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor minesweeper
ClassMMS I 
PennantJ 778 
Built byRichard Irvin & Sons (Peterhead, Scotland, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Jun 1942 
Laid down 
Launched10 Nov 1942 
Commissioned8 Mar 1943 
Lost14 Sep 1944 

Wrecked off St. Malo, France on 14 September 1944, beyond salvage


Commands listed for HMS MMS 278 (J 778)

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1K J Dawe, RNVR13 Feb 194322 Apr 1943
2T/Lt. Vivian Adams Mawson, RNVR22 Apr 19438 Jun 1943
3T/Lt. Edward Harwood Batt, RNVR8 Jun 194314 Sep 1944

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