Allied Warships

HMS Poole (J 147)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 147 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byA. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered20 Dec 1939 
Laid down25 Jul 1940 
Launched25 Jun 1941 
Commissioned8 Nov 1941 
End service 

Sold 1 January 1948.


Commands listed for HMS Poole (J 147)

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1Lt. Wilfred Louis Gerard Dutton, RNR16 Aug 1941Early 1944
2Lt. David Arthur Pochon, RNEarly 1944late 1945

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Notable events involving Poole include:

12 Jul 1943
The Italian submarine Bronzo was captured off Syracuse, Sicily by the British minesweepers HMS Seaham (Lt.Cdr. R.E. Brett, RNR), HMS Boston (Lt. D.H.G. Coughlan, RNR), HMS Poole (Lt. W.L.G. Dutton, RNR) and HMS Cromarty (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Palmer, DSC, RNZNVR).

Bronzo was commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS P 714. On 29 January 1944 she was transferred to the Free French as Narval.

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