Allied Warships

HMS Dornoch (J 173)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 173 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byAilsa Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Troon, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down13 Jan 1941 
Launched4 Feb 1942 
Commissioned22 Jul 1942 
End service 
History

HMS Dornoch is not listed as active unit in the October 1945 Navy List

Sold on 1 January 1948.

 

Commands listed for HMS Dornoch (J 173)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Henry Elphinstone Jackson, RN30 Jun 194223 Nov 1943
2Lt. Percival Harry Rawle, RN23 Nov 194319 Mar 1945
3T/Lt. Ernest George Braithwaite, RNVR19 Mar 1945mid 1945

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Notable events involving Dornoch include:


28 Nov 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Ilfracombe (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L.D. Hoare, RNR) and two other vessels [unable to read the names of these two vessels in the log of HMS H 34]. (1)

14 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (2)

15 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Dornoch (Lt. H.E. Jackson, RN), HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR), HMS Wedgeport (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.L. Fetherstonhaugh, RNR) and HMS Sardonyx (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Gray, RD, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17243
  2. ADM 173/17790

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


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