Allied Warships

HMS Cadmus (J 230)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 230 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered15 Nov 1940 
Laid down21 Jul 1941 
Launched27 May 1942 
Commissioned9 Sep 1942 
End service 
History

Sold to the Belgian Navy and renamed Georges Lecointe in January 1950.
Scrapped in 1960.

 

Commands listed for HMS Cadmus (J 230)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. John Bruce Goodenough Temple, DSC, RN14 Jul 1942Feb 1943
2Lt.Cdr. (retired) John Spencer Landers, RNRFeb 1943Nov 1944
3A/Cdr. Ralph Maxwell Sandbach, RNNov 1944late 1946

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Notable events involving Cadmus include:


15 Nov 1942
At 0345 hours on 15 November 1942 the Italian submarine Ascianghi (offsite link) 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.


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