Allied Warships

HMS Liberty (J 391)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 391 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered30 Apr 1942 
Laid down27 Nov 1943 
Launched22 Aug 1944 
Commissioned18 Jan 1945 
End service 
History

Sold to the Belgian Navy on 29 November 1949 and renamed Adrien de Gerlache. Hulked in 1959. Adrien de Gerlache was sold for scrap on 11 June 1970. Arrived at Bruges, Belgium to be scrapped on 24 June 1970.

 

Commands listed for HMS Liberty (J 391)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Ronald Gresham, RNVR14 Dec 19445 Feb 1945
2T/Cdr. John Stanley Roe, DSC, RNVR5 Feb 1945late 1945

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Notable events involving Liberty include:


17 Mar 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Liberty (T/Cdr. J.S. Roe, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Mounsey. (1)

23 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Liberty (T/Cdr. J.S. Roe, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Loch Achray (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.H. Stammers, RNVR). (2)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20143
  2. File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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