HMS Seaham (J 123)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Lobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland)|
|Ordered||9 Sep 1939|
|Laid down||15 Oct 1940|
|Launched||16 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Dec 1941|
Allocated to Fishery Protection services in 1946.
Commands listed for HMS Seaham (J 123)
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|1||Lt. Robert Ernest Brett, RNR||1 Nov 1941||17 Jan 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Desmond Roberts Hopking, DSC, RNVR||17 Jan 1945||7 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Seaham include:
12 Jul 1943
The Italian submarine Bronzo was captured off Syracuse, Sicily by the British minesweepers HMS Seaham (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Brett, RNR), HMS Boston (Lt. D.H.G. Coughlan, RNR), HMS Poole (Lt. W.L.G. Dutton, RNR) and HMS Cromarty (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Palmer, DSC, RNZNVR).