HMS Sharpshooter (J 68)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.)|
|Ordered||2 Mar 1936|
|Laid down||8 Jun 1936|
|Launched||10 Dec 1936|
|Commissioned||17 Dec 1937|
Scrapped in 1960.
Commands listed for HMS Sharpshooter (J 68)
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|1||Cdr. Jack Peterson, RN||10 Apr 1939||Dec 1939|
|2||Lt. Andrew Edward Doran, RN||Dec 1939||15 Oct 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. David Lampen, RN||15 Oct 1940||20 May 1942|
|4||Lt. William Leslie O'Mara, RN||20 May 1942||Nov 1944|
|5||Lt. David Allan Robert Malcolm Ramsay, DSC, RN||Nov 1944||Jun 1945|
|6||Lt.Cdr. Robert Bill, DSO, RN||Jun 1945||31 Jul 1945|
|7||Lt.Cdr. Ernest Edward Croome, RN||31 Jul 1945||10 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Sharpshooter include:
24 Mar 1942
German U-boat U-655 was sunk in the Barents Sea south-east of Bear Island, in position 73°00'N, 21°00'E, by ramming from the British minesweeper HMS Sharpshooter (Lt.Cdr. D. Lampen, RN).
- ADM 173/16643
- ADM 173/17535
- ADM 199/1861
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.