HMS Pickle (J 293)
Minesweeper of the Algerine class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||30 Apr 1942|
|Laid down||11 Jan 1943|
|Launched||3 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||15 Oct 1943|
Sold to the Ceylon Navy on 6 April 1959 being renamed Parakrama.
Commands listed for HMS Pickle (J 293)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Francis Charles Victor Brightman, RN||1 Sep 1943||30 Nov 1944|
|2||Cdr. Malcolm Hilary Brown, DSC, RN||30 Nov 1944||19 Feb 1945|
|3||Cdr. Cecil Powis Frobisher Brown, DSC, RN||19 Feb 1945||mid 1946|
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Notable events involving Pickle include:
1 Jan 1944
HMS Sealion (Lt. N.J. Coe, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Pickle (Lt.Cdr. F.C.V. Brightman, RN) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of Sealion]. (1)
- ADM 173/18469
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