Allied Warships

HMS Squirrel (J 301)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

Last moments of HMS Squirrel. Photograph with thanks to Barry Bavister.

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 301 
ModTurbine engined 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered30 Apr 1942 
Laid down20 Aug 1943 
Launched20 Apr 1944 
Commissioned16 Aug 1944 
Lost24 Jul 1945 

HMS Squirrel (Lt.Cdr. Malcolm Buist, RN) was mined on 24 July 1945 off Phuket, Siam (Thailand). 7 of the crew died.  

Commands listed for HMS Squirrel (J 301)

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1Lt. Malcolm Buist, RNJun 194424 Jul 1945

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