Allied Warships

HMS Hare (J 389)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 389 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered30 Apr 1942 
Laid down27 Nov 1943 
Launched20 Jun 1944 
Commissioned10 Nov 1944 
End service 
History

Sold to the Nigerian Navy in 1959.

 

Commands listed for HMS Hare (J 389)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Cyril Howard Hilliard, RNZNVR20 Nov 194426 Feb 1946

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Notable events involving Hare include:


24 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR), HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN), HMS Seabear (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.R. Patton, RNVR) and HMS Imperialist (T/Lt. L.G.H. Mole, RNVR). (1)

29 Dec 1944
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (1)

27 Jan 1945
HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (2)

28 Jan 1945
HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (2)

29 Jan 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (3)

2 Feb 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR). (4)

5 Feb 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (5)

13 Feb 1945
HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Hare (Lt. C.H. Hilliard, RNZNVR) and HMS Wave (Lt.Cdr. T.R. Fowke, RN). (5)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19302
  2. ADM 173/20167
  3. ADM 173/20179
  4. ADM 173/20142
  5. ADM 173/20180

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


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