Allied Warships

HMS Dunbar (J 53)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 53 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : Whites M.E. 
Ordered28 Aug 1939 
Laid down21 Jun 1940 
Launched5 Jun 1941 
Commissioned3 Mar 1942 
End service 
History

Sold on 1 January 1948.

 

Commands listed for HMS Dunbar (J 53)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Robert Archibald Vallings, DSC, RNR15 Jan 19426 Jan 1943
2Lt. James Francis Borlace, RN6 Jan 194318 Sep 1944
3Lt. Harry Guy Vere, DSC, RN18 Sep 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Dunbar include:


11 Apr 1942
HMS P 511 (Lt. D.E.O. Watson, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dunbar (T/Lt. R.A. Vallings, DSC, RNR), HMS Asie (Skr. F.C. Butler, RNR), HMS Llandudno (A/Cdr. R. Frederick, RN) and HMIS Orissa (Lt. D. Whyte, RIN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17493

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


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