Allied Warships

HMS Bootle (J 143)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 143 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down31 Aug 1940 
Launched23 Oct 1941 
Commissioned23 Apr 1942 
End service 
History

Sold on 1 January 1948.

 

Commands listed for HMS Bootle (J 143)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Sydney Frederick Harmer-Elliot, RNVR17 Mar 194210 Oct 1942
2Lt. Alec Ecclestone, RN10 Oct 194220 Jan 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Gibbons, RNR20 Jan 1944late 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)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18374

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


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