HMS Bootle (J 143)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Ailsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland)|
|Ordered||20 Dec 1939|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1940|
|Launched||23 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||23 Apr 1942|
Sold on 1 January 1948.
Commands listed for HMS Bootle (J 143)
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|1||T/Lt. Sydney Frederick Harmer-Elliot, RNVR||17 Mar 1942||10 Oct 1942|
|2||Lt. Alec Ecclestone, RN||10 Oct 1942||20 Jan 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Gibbons, RNR||20 Jan 1944||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Bootle include:
16 Jun 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Arrow (Lt.Cdr. W.W. Fitzroy, RN), HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN), HMS Skye (T/Lt. W.G. Burt, RNR) and HMS Bootle (Lt. A. Ecclestone, RN). (1)
18 Jun 1943
HMS Upstart (Lt. P.C. Chapman, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Grenville (Lt.Cdr. R.P. Hill, DSO, RN) and HMS Savage (Cdr. R.C. Gordon, DSO, RN), HMS Hayling. (T/Lt. G.B. Christie, RNR) and HMS Bootle (Lt. A. Ecclestone, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/18374
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.