Allied Warships

HMS Beaumaris (J 07)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 07 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered28 Aug 1939 
Laid down31 Dec 1939 
Launched31 Oct 1940 
Commissioned28 Aug 1941 
End service 
History

Saw service in the 15th Fleet Minesweeping Flotilla (Leader HMS Lyme Regis).

Sold on 1 January 1948 and scrapped at Milford Haven.

 

Commands listed for HMS Beaumaris (J 07)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Thomas Edward Williams, RNR6 Aug 19412 Feb 1942
2Lt.Cdr. Douglas Stewart Campbell, RNVR2 Feb 194218 Jun 1943
3T/Lt. Sydney Frederick Harmer-Elliot, RNVR18 Jun 194310 Aug 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leonard Harrison, RNVR10 Aug 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Beaumaris include:


23 Sep 1941
HMS H 34 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Beaumaris (Lt. T.E. Williams, RNR). (1)

15 Feb 1942
HMS Sturgeon (Lt. M.R.G. Wingfield, RN) departed Lerwick for Holy Loch. She made the passage together with HMS Tigris (Cdr. H.F. Bone, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN). They were escorted by HMS Beaumaris (Lt.Cdr. D.S. Campbell, RNVR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/16764
  2. ADM 173/17572

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


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