HMS Cromer (J 128)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||16 May 1940|
|Launched||7 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||4 Apr 1941|
|Lost||9 Nov 1942|
|Loss position||31° 26'N, 27° 16'E|
HMS Cromer (Cdr. Robert Hearfield Stephenson, DSO, RN) was mined and sunk off Mersa Matruh, Egypt in position 31º26'N, 27º16'E.
Commands listed for HMS Cromer (J 128)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Edward Coles, RNR||10 Mar 1941||1 Jul 1941|
|2||Cdr. (retired) Robert Henry Vivian Sivewright, RN||1 Jul 1941||26 Aug 1941|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Frank Ythel Bethell, RN||26 Aug 1941||24 Oct 1941|
|4||Cdr. Robert Hearfield Stephenson, RN||24 Oct 1941||9 Nov 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Cromer include:
9 Nov 1942
HMS Cromer (Cdr. R.H. Stephenson, DSC, RN) sailed from Alexandria with 2 other units of the 14 Minesweeping Flotilla HMS Cromarty (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Palmer, DSC, RNZNVR) and HMS Boston (Lt. D.H.G. Coughlan, RNR) to clear the route for a coastal convoy heading for Bardia. At position 31°27'N, 27°16'E, 46 nautical miles west of Marsa Matruh, Cromer detonated a magnetic mine from Italian barrage "MM", laid in the area on 7 August 1942 by the destroyers Antonio Pigafetta (Capt. Enrico Mirti della Valle) and Giovanni da Verazzano (Cdr. Carlo Rossi).