Allied Warships

HMS Bramble (ii) (J 273)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Navy
PennantJ 273 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byLobnitz & Co. Ltd. (Renfrew, Scotland) 
Ordered9 Jun 1943 
Laid down30 Jun 1944 
Launched26 Jan 1945 
Commissioned28 Jun 1945 
End service 

Algerine class minesweeper commissioned in 1945. She was nominated for reduction in Jan 1948 to Reserve status at Harwich. She was laid up at Harwich until 1951 when she was once again nominated for service in 4th Minesweeping Flotilla as Senior Officer's ship (MS4) on formation. This was part of a programme to increase Royal Navy capabilities following the outbreak of war in Korea.

Scrapped in August 1961.


Commands listed for HMS Bramble (ii) (J 273)

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1Cdr. Robert Thory Gardiner, RN6 Jul 19456 Jan 1947

2Lt.Cdr. Walter James Taylor, RN19481950

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