Allied Warships

HMS Parrsboro (J 117)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 117 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byDufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) : Montreal-Loco 
Ordered28 Nov 1940 
Laid down19 Mar 1941 
Launched26 Jun 1941 
Commissioned27 May 1942 
End service 
History

Sold 1 January 1948.

 

Commands listed for HMS Parrsboro (J 117)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Casamaijor Loftus Gaussen, RNVRMar 194216 Feb 1943
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Giles Raven, DSC, RNVR16 Feb 19438 May 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harold Hagen Dell, DSC, RNVR8 May 19458 Oct 1945
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stephen Crichton Dickinson, RNVR8 Oct 19456 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Parrsboro 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)

6 Jan 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) departed Dundee for Rothesay. She was escorted by HMS Loch Monteith (T/Lt. K.W. Richardson, RNR) until 1135/7 when HMS Leicester City (T/Lt. C.E. Irving, RNVR) took over the escort until 0921/8 when HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.C.L. Gaussen, RNVR) took over. (2)

31 Mar 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. G.S.C Clarabut, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Parrsboro (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.G. Raven, DSC, RNVR). (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. File 2.12.03.6381 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/17826
  4. ADM 173/17782

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


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