HMS Cadmus (J 230)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||15 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||21 Jul 1941|
|Launched||27 May 1942|
|Commissioned||9 Sep 1942|
Sold to the Belgian Navy and renamed Georges Lecointe in January 1950.
Commands listed for HMS Cadmus (J 230)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. John Bruce Goodenough Temple, DSC, RN||14 Jul 1942||Feb 1943|
|2||Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Spencer Landers, RNR||Feb 1943||Nov 1944|
|3||A/Cdr. Ralph Maxwell Sandbach, RN||Nov 1944||late 1946|
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Notable events involving Cadmus include:
15 Nov 1942
At 0345 hours on 15 November 1942 the Italian submarine Ascianghi torpedoed and sank the British minesweeper HMS Algerine 5 nautical miles north of Cap Carbon in position 36°45'N, 05°11'E . HMS Cadmus (A/Cdr. J.B.G. Temple, DSC, RN) picks up 32 survivors and land them at Bougie, Algeria.