Allied Warships

HMS Hussar (J 82)

Minesweeper of the Halcyon class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 82 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered23 Feb 1933 
Laid down10 Aug 1933 
Launched27 Aug 1934 
Commissioned16 Jan 1935 
Lost27 Aug 1944 
Loss position49° 41'N, 0° 06'W

HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. John Robert Nash, MBE, RNR) was accidentally sunk by allied aircraft off Le Havre, France on 27 August 1944.
The wreck lies in 31 meters of water in position 49º40'48"N, 00º06º03'W.


Commands listed for HMS Hussar (J 82)

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1Lt.Cdr. Trevor George Payne Crick, RN8 Jul 1939Nov 1939
2Lt.Cdr. Alfred Francis Llewellyn Evans, RNNov 1939Jul 1940
3Lt. Denis Harold Palmer Gardiner, RNJul 194013 Jan 1942
4Lt. Reginald Charles Biggs, DSC, RN13 Jan 1942mid 1944
5Lt. John Robert Nash, RNRmid 194427 Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Hussar include:

13 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Onslaught (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN), HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN). (1)


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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