Allied Warships

HMS Fancy (J 308)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 308 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byBlyth Shipbuilding & Drydock Co. Ltd. (Blyth, U.K.) : White 
Ordered25 Jun 1941 
Laid down22 Jul 1942 
Launched5 Apr 1943 
Commissioned21 Nov 1943 
End service 
History

Sold to the Belgian Navy on 9 August 1951.

 

Commands listed for HMS Fancy (J 308)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Graham Allen Simmers, DSC, RNR7 Sep 19436 Feb 1945
2T/Lt. Stuart Latham Stammwitz, RNVR26 Feb 1945Sep 1945
3A/Lt.Cdr. Cyril William Armstrong, RNRSep 1945Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Fancy include:


26 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (1)

27 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (1)

31 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Recruit (T/Cdr. G.E.W.W. Bayly, RNVR) and HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (2)

1 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Recruit (T/Cdr. G.E.W.W. Bayly, RNVR), HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR), HMS Fort York (T/Lt. E.W. De la Mare, RNR) and HMS Steepholm (T/Lt. S.C. Dickenson, RNVR). (2)

2 Feb 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Steepholm (T/Lt. S.C. Dickenson, RNVR), HMS Recruit (T/Cdr. G.E.W.W. Bayly, RNVR) and HMS Fancy (A/Lt.Cdr. G.A. Simmers, DSC, RNR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19346
  2. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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