Allied Warships

HMS Wedgeport (J 139)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 139 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byDufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) : Montreal-Loco 
Ordered28 Nov 1940 
Laid down29 Apr 1941 
Launched2 Aug 1941 
Commissioned21 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Sold 11 September 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMS Wedgeport (J 139)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. George Lidwell Fetherstonhaugh, RNR1 Apr 194223 Sep 1943
2T/Lt. Cyril Austin Greig, RNVR23 Sep 194314 Feb 1944
3Lt. John Morgan, RN14 Feb 194416 Mar 1945
4T/Lt. Thomas Norman Baker, RNR16 Mar 19451 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Wedgeport include:


5 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Watchman (Lt.Cdr. J.M. Rodgers, RN), HMS Anemone (Lt.Cdr. P.G.A. King, RD, RNR), HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.C.L. Gaussen, RNVR) and HMS Wedgeport (T/Lt. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR). (1)

24 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Wedgeport (T/Lt. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS St. Marys (Lt. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (2)

27 Nov 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. B.J.B. Andrew, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Test (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) F.B. Collinson, RD, RN) and HMS Wedgeport (T/Lt. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR). (2)

13 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (3)

14 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (3)

15 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (3)

5 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Balsam (Lt. J.E.L. Peters, RNVR), HMS Coltsfoot (T/Lt. the Hon. W.K. Rous, RNVR), HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Raven, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR). (4)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17216
  2. ADM 173/17255
  3. ADM 173/17790
  4. ADM 173/17782

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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