HMS Gossamer (J 63)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||William Hamilton & Co. (Port Glasgow, Scotland): A. Stephen & Sons Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Ordered||16 Jul 1936|
|Laid down||2 Nov 1936|
|Launched||5 Oct 1937|
|Commissioned||31 Mar 1938|
|Lost||24 Jun 1942|
|Loss position||68° 59'N, 33° 03'E|
The British minesweeper HMS Gossamer (J 63) lost on 24 Jun 1942 in position 68° 59'N, 33° 03'E.
HMS Gossamer (Lt.Cdr. Thomas Crosbie Crease, RN) was sunk by German aircraft off the Kola Inlet, Russia in position 68º59'N, 33º03'E.
Commands listed for HMS Gossamer (J 63)
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|1||Cdr. Reginald Cecil Haskett-Smith, RN||5 Jan 1939||21 Feb 1940|
|2||Cdr. Richard Cyril Vesey Ross, RN||21 Feb 1940||Oct 1940|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Alan David Hastings Jay, RN||Oct 1940||21 Jul 1941|
|4||Lt.Cdr. Thomas Crosbie Crease, RN||21 Jul 1941||24 Jun 1942|
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Notable events involving Gossamer include:
5 Sep 1941
HMS H 50 (Lt. N. Marriott, DSC, RN) conducted exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR), HMS Gossamer (Lt.Cdr. T.C. Crease, RN), HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. A.H.T. Johns, RN) and another vessel [unable to read the name of this last vessel in the log of HMS H 50]. (2)
- ADM 199/2564
- ADM 173/16793
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.