HMS Seagull (J 85)
Minesweeper of the Halcyon class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Devonport Dockyard (Plymouth, U.K.) : Richardson Westgarth|
|Ordered||1 Jul 1936|
|Laid down||15 Feb 1937|
|Launched||28 Oct 1937|
|Commissioned||30 May 1938|
Scrapped in May 1965.
Commands listed for HMS Seagull (J 85)
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|1||Cdr. David Hugh Harries, RAN||3 Jul 1939||23 Sep 1940|
|2||Lt. (retired) Leonard Seymour Shaw, RNR||23 Sep 1940||27 Sep 1940|
|3||Cdr. (retired) Robert Henry Vivian Sivewright, RN||27 Sep 1940||30 Jun 1941|
|4||Cdr. (retired) Frederick Richard Guy Maunsell, RN||30 Jun 1941||19 Aug 1941|
|5||Lt.Cdr. Charles Harington Pollock, RN||19 Aug 1941||16 Aug 1943|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Wilson Ellis, DSC, RNR||16 Aug 1943||13 Feb 1945|
|7||A/Lt.Cdr. John Andrew Pearson, DSC, RNR||13 Feb 1945||mid 1945|
|8||Lt.Cdr. Colin Courtenay Lowry, RN||26 Sep 1945||20 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Seagull include:
22 Sep 1942
HMS Seagull (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Pollock, RN) picks up 89 survivors from the British merchant Ocean Voice that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-435 west of Jan Mayen Island in position 71°23'N, 11°03'W.
30 Mar 1943
HMS Usurper (Lt. D.R.O. Mott, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMS Arrow (Lt.Cdr. W.W. Fitzroy, RN), HMS Troubridge (Capt. C.L. Firth, MVO, RN), HMS Lewes (Lt.Cdr. M.V. Thorburn, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Seagull (Lt.Cdr. C.H. Pollock, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/18389
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.