Allied Warships

HMS MMS 281 (J 781)

Motor minesweeper of the MMS I class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMotor minesweeper
ClassMMS I 
PennantJ 781 
Built byJ. L. Bolson & Sons Ltd. (Poole, England, U.K.) 
Ordered9 Jun 1942 
Laid down 
Launched23 Apr 1943 
Commissioned11 Sep 1943 
End service 

Sold in December 1945


Commands listed for HMS MMS 281 (J 781)

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1T/Lt. Percival Philip Shorter, RNR9 Aug 194328 Sep 1943
2G P J De Clermont, RNVR28 Sep 194314 Mar 1945
3T/Lt. Malcolm Stuart Cochrane, RNVR14 Mar 194512 Jul 1945
4T/Lt. Claude Richardson, RNVR12 Jul 1945early 1946

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