HMS Bude (J 116)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||2 Apr 1940|
|Launched||4 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||12 Feb 1941|
Sold to the Egyptian Navy in 1946 being renamed Nasr.
Commands listed for HMS Bude (J 116)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. (retired) Frederick Arthur Ivone Kirkpatrick, RN||13 Jan 1941||28 Aug 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John David Lewis Williams, RN||28 Aug 1941||27 Apr 1942|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Francis Charles Victor Brightman, RN||27 Apr 1942||14 May 1942|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Donald George Mason, RNR||14 May 1942||24 Aug 1942|
|5||Lt. Frank Alexander John Andrew, RN||24 Aug 1942||Sep 1943|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Edwin Alfred Charles Phillips, RNR||Sep 1943||16 Mar 1945|
|7||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Reginald Anderson Aldred, RNVR||16 Mar 1945||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Bude include:
6 Nov 1942
'Force H' made up of HMS Nelson, HrMs Isaac Sweers (Capt. W. Harmsen, RNN), HMS Porcupine (Cdr. G.S. Stewart, RAN), HMS Brilliant (Lt.Cdr. A.G. Poe, RN), HMS Boadicea (Lt.Cdr. F.C. Brodrick, RN), HMS Avon Vale (Lt.Cdr. P.A.R. Withers, DSO, RN), HMS Farndale (Cdr. D.P. Trentham, RN), HMS Puckeridge (Lt. J.C. Cartwright, DSC, RN) and HMS Calpe (Lt.Cdr. H. Kirkwood, DSC, RN) arrived at Gibraltar.
While taking up her berth HMS Nelson fouled the merchant vessel Empire Gawain and the minesweepers HMS Bude (Lt. F.A.J. Andrew, RN) and HMS Brixham (Lt. G.A. Simmers, RNR). HMS Nelson sustained some minor damage. (1)
- ADM 199/662
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.